A Little Dinner Before the Play (Penguin Great Food, Book 4) by Agnes Jekyll

By Agnes Jekyll

Even if extolling the benefits of a contented breakfast tray, conjuring up a wintry weather picnic of figs and mulled wine, sharing scrumptious Tuscan recipes, or suggesting a last-minute pre-theatre dinner, the gleaming writings of the society hostess and philanthropist Agnes Jekyll describe nutrients for each that you can imagine celebration and mood.

Originally released in The Times within the early Twenties, those divinely witty and brilliantly saw items are nonetheless enjoyed this present day for his or her heat and pleasant recommendation and, with their emphasis on clean, easy, trendy dishes, have been years prior to their time.

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59 Parmesan Peas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Banana Bread and Butter Pudding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Bubble and Squeak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 French Onion Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Maryland Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Lemon Meringue Pie .

However, in the world of pastry dough, familiarity breeds contempt. Alternatively, you may wish to use prepared pastry. Most stores nowadays carry a wide selection. Pinch of salt (defined in some circles as 1⁄16 teaspoon) 14 ⁄ cup softened butter (plus some extra for greasing the baking tin) 3 to 5 tablespoons water (have a glass of ice water standing by) Therefore: 1. Pastry should be made as quickly as you can perform the task, with . . 2. Not too much water (just enough to bind the dough together without being too crumbly to work), with an effort to .

Season with salt and pepper pretty heavily, which helps the flavor when cooking. In a roasting pan, place the chopped carrots, onions, celery, and bay leaves, then sit the beef on top of the chopped vegetables. Place the pan in the preheated oven and cook for the first 20 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees until the roast is cooked. (A good rule of thumb is to cook the meat for 10 to 15 minutes per pound. ) When the roast is cooked to your liking, remove it from the roasting pan and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes under tented aluminum foil prior to carving.

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