1

lb. Split Lentils ....

2d.

oz. Butter.....

1d.

3

Onions and 2 doz. Peppercorns

1d.

1

teaspoonful Sugar ....

3

quarts Water.....

Salt........

Total Cost - 4d. Time -Four Hours.

Wash the lentils well in two or three waters and put them into a saucepan with the onions, peppercorns, sugar, salt, and half the butter, and sweat them for five minutes. Pour over the boiling water and boil steadily for four hours. If the soup gets too thick, pour in a little more water or stock. Rub through a sieve and return to the saucepan; stir in the butter, salt, and pepper to taste. Boil up and serve.

Lentil soup is one of the most nourishing of all soups, and particularly nice during the winter months.