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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Slit thirty Italian chestnuts, place them in a roasting pan and set in oven to roast for twenty-five minutes. Remove, shell, peel and place them in a saucepan with a quart broth (No. 701), a quart water and a pint milk. Tie in a bunch a branch parsley, branch chervil, two leeks and two branches celery, then add to soup with a sliced, peeled, raw potato. Season with a heavy teaspoon salt, two saltspoons cayenne and saltspoon grated nutmeg, then let slowly boil for one hour. Press the puree through a hair sieve into a basin, then through a Chinese strainer into another saucepan. Add one gill cream and half ounce butter, mix with wooden spoon until it comes to boil, pour into a soup tureen and serve with bread croutons (No. 23) separately.
Scale, cut off fins and remove all bones from a fresh three-pound bluefish. Place it in a lightly buttered baking dish, season with a teaspoon salt and half teaspoon curry powder. Mix on a plate half ounce butter with a teaspoon anchovy paste, then neatly spread it over the bluefish, set in oven for twenty-five minutes, being careful to frequently baste it with butter, and remove to oven door. Place two ounces peeled almonds and one tablespoon capers in a small saucepan with a gill demi-glace (No. 122) and let boil for five minutes, then pour it over the fish. Sprinkle a tablespoon bread crumbs over, reset in oven for fifteen minutes longer, remove and send to table in same dish.
Place in a basin four ounces chopped beef-kidney suet, four ounces granulated sugar, two ounces each well-picked currants and Smyrna raisins, one ounce chopped, candied apricots, one peeled and cored chopped apple, the chopped rind of a quarter of lemon, three eggs, two tablespoons rum, and mix well until thoroughly amalgamated. Lightly butter a heavy, damp cloth the size of a napkin, sprinkle a little flour over, pour preparation into centre of cloth, fold up the four ends and lightly tie pudding. Boil in plenty of water for one and a half hours, lift up, let stand for five minutes, untie, turn on a hot dish, pour rum sauce (No. 41) over and serve.