DOMESTIC COOKERY - USEFUL RECEIPTS
- AND HINTS TO YOUNG HOUSEKEEPERS
ELIZABETH E. LEA∗
”The Source of Liberal Deeds is Wise Economy.”
ADVERTISEMENT TO THIRD EDITION.
This Work having passed through two editions, and having met with a very
favorable reception, the Authoress has been induced to thoroughly revise
and re-arrange the whole work. Numerous additions have also been made,
particularly under the heads Miscellaneous Receipts and Hints to Young
Housekeepers, which she hopes will be found to have enhanced its value.
The compiler of ”Useful Receipts and Hints to Young Housekeepers” having
entered early in life upon a train of duties, was frequently embarrassed
by her ignorance of domestic affairs. For, whilst receipt books for
elegant preparations were often seen, those connected with the ordinary,
but far more useful part of household duties, were not easily procured;
thus situated, she applied to persons of experience, and embodied the
information collected in a book, to which, since years have matured her
judgment, she has added much that is the result of her own experiments.
Familiar, then, with the difficulties a young housekeeper encounters,
when she finds herself in reality the mistress of an establishment,
the Authoress offers to her young countrywomen this Work, with the
belief that, by attention to its contents, many of the cares
attendant on a country or city life, may be materially lessened; and
hoping that the directions are such as to be understood by the most
inexperienced, it is respectfully dedicated to those who feel an
interest in domestic affairs.
MEATS AND POULTRY.
To Boil Fresh Meat.
In boiling fresh meat, care is necessary to have the water boiling all
the time it is in the pot; if the pot is not well scummed, the
appearance of the meat will be spoiled.
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Mutton and beef are preferred, by some, a little rare; but pork and veal
should always be well done. A round of beef that is stuffed, will take
more than three hours to boil, and if n