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Ingredients.—4 tablespoonfuls of finely-chopped beef or mutton, 1 teaspoonful of finely-chopped parsley, ½ a teaspoonful of powdered mixed herbs, 1 saltspoonful of salt, ½ a saltspoonful of pepper, 4 ozs. of flour, 1 egg, ½ a pint of milk.

Method.—Mix the flour, egg, milk and salt into a smooth batter, let it stand for ½ an hour, then add to it the meat, parsley and herbs. Melt a little dripping in a Yorkshire pudding-tin, pour in the batter, and bake until set in a moderately hot oven.

Time.—To bake, from 20 to 30 minutes. Average Cost, 6d. Sufficient for 2 or 3 persons.


Ingredients.—1 tin of sheep's tongues, 1 egg, breadcrumbs, frying fat, salt and pepper, tomato, piquant or brown sauce (see Sauces).

Method.—Turn the tongues carefully out of the tin, remove the jelly, split each tongue in half lengthwise, and take off the skin. Coat with egg and well seasoned breadcrumbs, fry in hot fat until well browned, and serve with a little of the sauce poured round, and the remainder in a sauce boat.

Time.—About ½ an hour. Average Cost, 1s. 4d. Sufficient for 5 or 6 persons.


Ingredients.—½ a lb. of beef or mutton, 1 lb. of mashed potato, 1 oz. of butter or dripping, ½ a pint of gravy or stock, 1 teaspoonful of par-boiled and finely-chopped onion, salt and pepper.

Method.—Cut the meat into small thin slices. Melt half the butter or fat in a stewpan, add to it the potato, salt and pepper, and stir over the fire until thoroughly mixed. Place on the bottom of a greased pie-dish a thin layer of potato, put in the meat, sprinkle each layer with onion, salt and pepper, pour in the gravy, and cover with potato. The potato covering may be roughed with a fork or smoothed over with a knife: the latter method produces an appearance similar to that of ordinary crust. Before baking, the remainder of the fat or butter should be put on the top of the pie in small pieces, or when economy is not an object, the appearance of the pie may be improved by brushing it over with yolk of egg. Bake until the crust is well browned.

Time.—About ½ an hour. Average Cost, 6d. Sufficient for 2 persons.


Ingredients.—1 lb. of beef or mutton, 4 ozs. of flour, 1 egg, ½ a pint of milk, ½ a teaspoonful of salt, dripping.