Required: One turnip.

One onion.

One head of celery.

One ounce of butter.

One ounce of proteid food. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the vegetables (chopped), stir over the fire for ten minutes, but do not let it brown. Add one teaspoonful of flour and half a pint of water, bring it to the boil; add one table-spoonful of rice, and boil for one hour. Then pass it through a fine wire sieve, add the proteid food, one pint of milk, and one tablespoonful of cream.