Required: One pound of cooked mutton without bone. Four ounces of fresh breadcrumbs. Three ounces of cooked macaroni. One teacupful of thick tomato sauce Four tablespoonfuls of oiled butter. Salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Three pickled gherkins.

Remove all skin and gristle, and cut the meat into thin slices. Well grease a pie-dish, shake some crumbs all over it, leaving a thin layer in the bottom of the dish. Next put in a layer of meat, sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and a few grains of nutmeg, then a layer of macaroni, sauce, and chopped gherkin; continue these layers until the dish is full, ending with a thick layer of crumbs. Sprinkle the oiled butter over the top, and bake the pie in a quick oven until it is heated through and the top is nicely browned.

Put a dish-frill round the pie, and serve it very hot.