Ingredients:

3/4 pint of Milk.

1 blade of Mace.

1 small Onion.

1 Bay Leaf.

3 outside leaves of Celery.

2 oz. Butter or Nut Margarine.

1 large teaspoonful of Flour.

How To Make:

Mince the celery and onion and fry for 10 minutes in the butter (be careful not to brown the vegetables), stir in the flour until quite smooth, then add the milk, mace and bay leaf, stirring often until it comes to the boil; stand on the side of the stove to simmer for 15 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, pass through a fine strainer or cloth, and use as required.