Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
Category: 18TH CENTURY . The refrigeration of the 18th century was indeed crude, but worked well . Root cellars and chilling rooms ( often spring houses ) were used to keep things cool. The following recipe is authentic to the times , but today the product should be kept in the fridge for safety sake. SOURCE ORIGINAL SCOTTISH RECIPES
- 1 lb stewing beef
- 1⁄2 cup stock or 1⁄2 cup water
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 clove
- 1 pinch mace
- salt and pepper
- Remove skin and as much fat as possible from meat.
- Cut meat into cubes.
- Place in ovenproof dish with stock or water, clove and mace, season.
- Cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours in oven at 350°F (180°C).
- Drain liquid, remove clove, finely mince or blenderize meat.
- Melt butter, mix half into beef.
- Spoon into sterilized jars, seal with rest of melted butter.
- Refrigerate, use fairly soon.
- Serve on toast or bread.