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White Sauce (a Very Simple and Inexpensive Method)


  • 1 1/2 pints of milk
  • 1 1/2 ounces of rice
  • 1 strip of lemon-peel
  • 1 small blade of pounded mace
  • salt and cayenne to taste


Boil the milk with the lemon-peel and rice until the latter is perfectly tender, then take out the lemon-peel and pound the milk and rice together; put it back into the stewpan to warm, add the mace and seasoning, give it one boil, and serve. This sauce should be of the consistency of thick cream.

Time: About 1 1/2 hours to boil the rice.

Sufficient for a pair of fowls.

Seasonable at any time.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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