Required: One cucumber.

Three-quarters of a gill of milk.

One ounce of butter.



Peel the cucumber, and cut it into large cubes. Roll these in a little flour mixed with a dust of salt and pepper. Spread the butter over the inside of the bag, put in the cubes of cucumber, pour in the milk. Fold over and secure the edges of the bag in the usual way. Lay the bag in a hot oven for about fifteen to twenty minutes, then open the bag and turn its contents on to a hot dish. Arrange sippets of toast or croutons round.

Cost, about 8d.