An Inexpensive Breakfast Dish (cost 1/-)
Procure a sheep's head from your butcher, ask him to place this in his pickle pot for 3 days. After that time, wash in clean water, place in a pan of boiling water for two-and-a-half to three hours, simmering gently.
The meat will then fall off the bones quite easily. Skin the tongue, split length wise, place 1 half at the bottom of a cake tin, fill in the rest of the meat, lastly the other half of the tongue cut side uppermost.
Place a small plate on the meat and press until next day. This is quite as nice as a bought tongue, costing five or six shillings. (original) Mrs Cawkwell, Eastgate.
Lucky Mr Cawkwell.
- I don't have a sheep's head
- The butcher doesn't have a pickle pot
- I wouldn't be able to cook it even if they were available
NB: If you do try this, you will have a very smelly house so you may need this useful tip:
During the cooking time get a bowl of boiling water and put in it two or three drops of lavender water. All the odour of cooking will disappear, and the air will be refreshed.