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Turnip Soup

Soups
Historic

A creamed soup with onion (Acton 1845), or made using veal stock (Mollard 1802, Eaton 1822, etc).


Original Receipt in 'The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined' By John Mollard (Mollard 1802)

TURNIP SOUP.
Pare good and firm turnips, cut them with a knife or scoop into shapes, fry them with a bit of lard till of a light brown colour, then drain and wipe them free from fat (or they may be steamed with a very little water, to prevent them from burning, till they are half done); then put to them cleared stock, and boil them gently till tender.




Original Receipt from 'The Lady’s Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory' of 1844

Turnip Broth.
Have a sufficient quantity of good strong broth as for any other soup, taking care that it is not too strongly flavoured by any of the roots introduced into it. Peel a good quantity of the best turnips, selecting such as are not bitter. Sweat them in butter and a little water till they are quite tender. Rub them through a tamis, mix them with the broth; boil it for about half an hour. Add half a pint of very good cream, and be careful not to have too fierce a fire, as it is apt to burn.
Another.
Put one pound of lean veal, pulled into small pieces in a pipkin, with two large or three middling turnips. Cover the pipkin very close, to prevent water from getting into it; set it in a pot of water, and let it boil for two or three hours. A tea-cupful of the broth produced in the pipkin may be taken twice or thrice a day.




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