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Ingredients.—1 pint of huckleberries (known in England as whortleberries), 1 pint of milk, 2 eggs, 6 ozs. of flour (about), ½ a teaspoonful of cream of tartar, ¼ of a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda, ¼ of a teaspoonful of salt.

Method.—Mix the cream of tartar and salt with the flour, and dissolve the soda in the milk. Stir the eggs into the flour, add the milk gradually, and beat well. Pick and mash the berries, stir them into the batter, and add the dissolved soda. The batter should be rather thick; a little more flour should therefore be dredged in if the required consistency has not been obtained. Turn into a well-buttered basin, and boil for 1 hour, or steam for 1½ hours. Serve with a sweet sauce.

Time.—To cook, from 1 to 1½ hours. Average Cost, 10d. Sufficient for 1 pudding. Seasonable July to September.


Ingredients.—4 ozs. of Patna rice, 4 ozs. of cooked ham, 1 lettuce, cayenne pepper, pepper and salt.

Method.—Pick and wash the rice, put it into a large stewpan of rapidly boiling salted water, boil until tender, and dry well (see "Rice for Curry"). Chop the ham finely, add it to the rice when cold, season highly, and serve with lettuce leaves round the dish, and the heart in the centre. Usually served as a cold breakfast dish.

Time.—About 1 hour. Average Cost, 8d. Sufficient for 2 or 3 persons. Seasonable at any time.


Ingredients.—14 ozs. of flour, 5 ozs. of sugar, 3 ozs. of butter, 1 egg, the finely grated rind and juice of i lemon, 3 teaspoonfuls of milk, 1 teaspoonful of cream of tartar, a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda.

Method.—Beat the butter and sugar to a cream, add the egg, milk, lemon juice and rind. Sieve the flour, cream of tartar and soda, and mix with the other ingredients. Roll out rather thinly and cut into rounds, or cut into long, narrow strips, which after being lightly pressed into a round shape with the palm of the hand, should be wound round and round to form small cakes. Bake in a quick oven.

Time.—To bake, about 10 minutes. Average Cost, 9d, to 10d. Sufficient for about lbs. of Jumbles. Seasonable at any time.

3904.—LEMON PIE.

Ingredients.—½ a lb. of puff paste, 7 ozs. of castor sugar, 3 eggs, 1 pint of milk, 1 dessertspoonful of cornflour, the finely-grated rind of 1 lemon.