Reform Cookery Book (4th edition) eBook

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as we familiarly dub them, are most toothsome served quite simply as above, but they may be acceptably varied with sundry relishes.  A very good way is to have a little gravy prepared by diluting half a teaspoonful “Marmite” or a teaspoonful “Carnos” in a half teacup boiling water.  Pour a very little over each biscuit, and serve on very hot plates.  Prepared thus they may serve as toast for scrambled eggs or any savoury mixture.  For

Tomato “Shredders”

fry the necessary quantity of tomatoes, free from skin and seeds, in a little butter, with seasoning of grated onion, pepper, and salt.  A little “Marmite” or “Carnos” is a great improvement.


may be used in the same way, and a mixture of mushrooms and tomatoes fried or baked and mixed together is especially good.

Green Onions

are also very good.  Take 1/2 lb. green onions, trim away any tough or withered parts, and cut up the green in 1/2 inch lengths.  Put these in a saucepan with boiling water to barely cover, a little salt, pinch sugar, and a little mint, sage, or parsley.  Cook gently for half an hour, then add the white cut in rings, and stew till quite tender.  Stir in 1/2 oz. butter, a little ketchup or extract, and serve on prepared S.W.  Biscuits.

Craigie Toast

will commend itself to those who wish for a quickly made dish.  Allow one egg and a small tomato to each person.  Beat up the eggs and add the tomatoes minced, also seasoning—­a few capers or a little gherkin finely chopped is very good—­and a little milk, ketchup and water, or diluted extract—­half a teacupful to 4 eggs.  Melt a good piece of butter in saucepan, pour in the other ingredients, and mix over the fire till thoroughly hot.  Cover, and allow to cook by the side of the fire for a few minutes, then serve piled up on crisp toasted S.W.  Biscuits.

All the recipes I have given for using these biscuits are designed to have them dry and crisp.  I think they are much nicer in that way, but those who like them soft or as a mush can have them so with even less trouble.  Put a little milk, tomato juice, extract, sauce, &c., &c., in a soup plate.  Dip in each biscuit lightly and drain, place on buttered tin or dish to warm through.  For a

Bachelor’s Mush

which might suitably take the place of porridge where the preparation of that is inconvenient, toast one or two Shredded Wheat Biscuits on a deep plate.  Pour boiling milk over and serve with sugar or stewed fruit.

With stewed fruit, also, one might use


toasted or plain.  These are flat filamented biscuits which can be used to advantage in many ways.  They can be used in place of toast, and are very suitable to eat with porridge or any food which may be rather mushy alone.

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