Stale bread-crumbs, 1 cup,

Grated cheese, 1 cup,

Milk, 1 pint,

Melted butter, 1 tablespoon,

Eggs, 2,

Salt, 1/4 teaspoon,

Baking-soda, 1 salt-spoon,


Soak the bread-crumbs in the milk, to which has been added the baking-soda which has been dissolved in 1 teaspoon of hot water.

When thoroughly soaked, add the eggs, beaten until very light, the salt, a dash of cayenne, the grated cheese, and the melted butter.

Turn quickly into a greased baking-dish, and place in a very hot oven. Serve as soon as it is well puffed up and pale brown, as it quickly falls.