From The Thorough Good Cook
Soups: 1. Beef Broth
, which should always be chosen fresh-killed, makes.
the best "pot-au-feu " or broth
is not so good, except
in cases of sickness
, as it is of' a pale
colour and weakens.
the broth. The same may be said of poultry
is only useful in the making of split-pea soup
Put your meat
into cold water, and set the pot
good fire ; salt and skin it carefully. When the scum
entirely removed, put in carrots
a bay-leaf, a burnt onion
, and simmer-ah! so gently-until
the meat is quite done ; and you will have an excellent and
wholesome beef soup. Next to the quantity and the quality-
of the meat, that which contributes most to the making of'
good broth is to take care that it cooks over a slow fire, with-
out ceasing one minute
. Six hours' simmering is sufficient to
make a good soup, but a longer period
is better. The pro-
portion is three pounds of meat to four quarts of water.