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.
Omelette with Sweet Peppers
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Buckwheat Cakes (330)
Crack eight fresh eggs in a bowl, add a half gill milk, half teaspoon salt, two saltspoons white pepper and beat with a fork for two minutes. Finely slice four Spanish sweet peppers, place in a frying pan with a tablespoon melted butter and lightly brown for five minutes, tossing them meanwhile; drop in eggs, mix with fork for two minutes and let rest half minute; fold up the two sides to meet in centre, let rest one minute, turn on a hot dish and serve.
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Vanilla Souffles (758)
Soak a half pint white beans in cold water at least seven hours and keep in water till required. Cut a three-pound neck of lamb in inch-square pieces, season with one and a half teaspoons salt and a half teaspoon pepper. Heat two tablespoons lard in a large saucepan, add the lamb and gently fry fifteen minutes, or until a light brown, dredge in two tablespoons flour, moisten with a quart water, a pint pure tomato juice and mix well. Drain beans and add to the lamb with a carrot cut in quarters and two medium onions. Tie in a bunch two leeks, two branches celery, two branches parsley, one branch chervil, one bean garlic, one bay leaf, two cloves, one sprig thyme, a sprig marjoram and a sprig mace, add to the rest and lightly mix. Season with a half teaspoon salt, half teaspoon white pepper, and mix again. Cover pan and set in oven two hours, remove, take up carrots, onions and bouquet of herbs, pour ragout into a deep dish, sprinkle a little chopped parsley over and serve.