Required : One pound of tomatoes.

Half a pound of raw or cooked ham. One teaspoonful of chopped parsley. One teaspoonful of chopped onion. Two ounces of butter or dripping. About a breakfastcupful of crumbs. Salt and pepper. (Sufficient for four to six.)

Shoulder of mutton braised and stuffed is a welcome change from the usual roast shoulder

Shoulder of mutton braised and stuffed is a welcome change from the usual roast shoulder

Well butter a pie-dish, and shake some crumbs all over the inside, leaving a layer of them in the bottom of the dish. Slice the tomatoes in rounds about a quarter of an inch thick. If the ham is raw, fry or toast it slightly, then cut it up into rather large squares, and put it into the pie-dish. Mix together the parsley and onion.

Now put a layer of sliced tomatoes in the dish, sprinkle it over with salt and pepper, parsley and onion, and cover it again rather thickly with crumbs. Repeat these layers till the dish is full, finishing off with a thick layer of crumbs. Put the rest of the butter, in tiny bits, all over the top of the pie, and bake it in a quick oven for about half an hour, or till it is a nice tempting brown.

Put a frill round the dish, and serve the pie as hot as possible. Cost, is. 2d.