This section is from the book "The International Cook Book", by Alexander Filippini. Also available from Amazon: The international cook book; over 3,300 recipes gathered from all over the world, including many never before published in English. With complete menus of the three meals for every day.
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Heat in a saucepan one ounce melted butter, add half a sliced carrot, half a sliced onion, one branch sliced celery and two branches parsley; stir well and cook for fifteen minutes, mixing lightly occasionally.
Pound to a pulp in a mortar eight live, thoroughly washed soft-shell crabs and add to the pan; stir well and slowly cook for ten minutes; then add two and a half ounces flour. Briskly stir and heat for five minutes; pour in one and a half quarts hot milk and briskly whisk for two minutes. Season with a light tablespoon salt, two saltspoons cayenne pepper and a saltspoon grated nutmeg. Mix well and let slowly boil for twenty minutes; then add three egg yolks diluted with two gills cream; briskly stir again for two minutes, without boiling. Strain through a cheesecloth into a hot soup tureen and serve with bread croutons (No. 23) separately.
Peel, wash and slice four quite large, sound potatoes and place in an earthen dish. Season with a teaspoon salt, half teaspoon white pepper and a saltspoon grated nutmeg, adding one tablespoon grated Swiss cheese. Moisten with sufficient hot milk to cover them, gently mix with a fork, sprinkle one tablespoon bread crumbs over and set to bake in a hot oven for forty-five minutes. Remove and serve in the same dish.
Procure a three-pound piece tender rump of beef, nicely trim all around and insert a few thin strips larding pork. Place the meat in a basin, season with a tablespoon salt and half teaspoon pepper, adding one gill vinegar, one gill "claret, one bay leaf, a saltspoon thyme and a sliced onion. Let them marinade for four hours, turning over once in a while. Take up the beef, drain well, place in a saucepan with one ounce butter and let brown until a nice colour. Then place it on a hot dish.
Add one ounce flour to the butter of the pan, briskly stir and let get a nice brown; add the marinade liquor, with one gill tomato sauce (No. 16) and one gill demi-glace (No. 122). Mix well and let come to a boil. Skim all the fat from the surface of the sauce; place the beef in the sauce, add two scooped carrots - in Parisian potato shape - twelve very small sound onions, previously browned in half a tablespoon butter for two minutes, and a clove crushed garlic. Cover the pan and place in a hot oven to braise for two hours. Remove, dress the beef on a hot dish, carefully skim the fat from the gravy, arrange the carrots and onions in groups around the dish, strain the sauce over the beef and serve.
Place in a bowl two ounces good butter, beat it with a wooden spoon for five minutes, then add, little by little, two egg yolks and a whole egg and briskly stir with a wooden spoon for five minutes; add two tablespoons flour, three tablespoons granulated sugar, three tablespoons finely chopped, candied lemon peels, one tablespoon orange essence, one salt-spoon salt, one ounce picked currants, two ounces bread crumbs and one gill cold milk. Mix well with a skimmer for a minute. Lightly butter and flour six individual pudding moulds; fill them with the preparation, place the moulds in a tin and pour boiling water up to half their height. Set the pan in the oven for thirty minutes. Remove, unmould and serve a claret wine Sabayon (No. 587) separately.