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HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

purée into the clams, add the breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, herbs, seasoning to taste, and as much of the clam liquor as will slightly moisten the whole. Turn into a well-buttered gratin dish or scallop shells, cover lightly with slightly-browned breadcrumbs, add a few bits of butter, and bake from 10 to 20 minutes in a moderate oven. Serve hot.

Time.—About 45 minutes. Average Cost, 1s. 3d. Sufficient for 4 or 5 persons. Seasonable from September to April.

3884.—CLAMS, BAKED.

Ingredients.—Clams, bread and butter.

Method.—Thoroughly wash and dry the clams, and bake them on a tin in the oven until the shells open. Serve them in the shells, and hand with thinly cut bread and butter.

Time.—About 25 minutes. Average, Cost,—4d. each person. Sufficient, allow 12 to each person. Seasonable from September to April.

3885.—CLAMS ON TOAST.

Ingredients.—2 doz. clams, 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, 1 teaspoonful of lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, 3 slices of buttered toast.

Method.—Beard, blanch and dry the clams. Heat the butter, add lemon juice and seasoning, put in the clams, toss them over the fire for 2 or 3 minutes, and serve on the prepared toast.

Time.—About 10 minutes. Average Cost,—about 6d or 8d. Sufficient, for 3 persons. Seasonable, September to April.

3886.—COOKIES.

Ingredients. —2 cups of flour, 1 cup of sugar, ½ a cup of butter, ¼ of a cup of milk, 1 egg, 1 heaped teaspoonful of baking-powder.

Method.—Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and white, then beat in the egg, and stir in the milk. Pass the flour and baking-powder through a fine sieve, and stir them into the rest of the ingredients. The mixture must be firm enough to roll out, therefore dredge in more flour until the right consistency is obtained. Roll out thinly, stamp into rounds, and bake in a moderately hot oven until crisp.

Time.—To bake, about 20 minutes. Average Cost, 9d. Sufficient for 1¾ lbs. of cookies. Seasonable at any time.

3887.—COOKIES, CARAWAY.

Ingredients.—3½ cups of flour, 1 cup of butter, 1½ cups of sugar, ½ a cup of sour cream or milk, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoonful of caraway seeds, 1 level teaspoonful of soda, salt.