Ripe tomatoes, 1 1/2 pounds, Gelatin, 1 tablespoon, Onion, a slice,
Tarragon vinegar, 1 teaspoon, Peppercorns, 2, Salt, pepper, sliced cucumber.
Make a tomato-jelly by stewing the tomatoes till soft enough to pass through a sieve; strain off the seeds and skins. Put the tomato pulp over the fire, add a clove, onion slice, the peppercorns, vinegar and a pinch of salt. Melt the gelatin and add it also, and stir the mixture till the gelatin is entirely dissolved.
Pour into the ring mold; when ready dip the mold into quite hot water for a moment, so as to loosen the jelly within.
Fill the center of the mold with sliced cucumber, prepared with vinegar, pepper, and salt in the usual manner.