Restorative Broth

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Break up two pounds of fresh knuckle of veal, and put it into a stewpan with an old hen, an onion stuck with four cloves, a few peppercorns, and a pint of water, and set the whole on a brisk fire to boil down to a glaze —without allowing it to become at all calcined or burnt; then add a carrot and two heads of celery; fill up with three quarts of water; boil, skim, and set the stewpan down by the side of the fire to simmer gently for two hours, by which time it should be reduced to half its original quantity. It must then be strained through a sieve into a basin for use. Previously to serving any kind of broth to a sick person, all grease should be removed by passing small sheets of paper over the surface.

No. 982