Have the bone carefully removed from a rather lean shoulder of mutton,
and fill the orifice thus left with a good forcemeat. To make this,
chop fine half a pound of lean veal and quarter of a pound of ham and
add to these a small cup of fine bread crumbs. Season with a
quarter-teaspoonful each of ground mace, cloves, and allspice, and a
saltspoonful of black pepper. Stir in a raw egg to bind the mixture
together. When the forcemeat has been put into the ho
e in the
shoulder, cover the mutton with a cloth that will close the mouth of
the opening, and lay the meat in a pot with the bone from the
shoulder, a peeled and sliced onion, carrot and turnip, a little
parsley and celery, and a bay leaf; Pour in enough cold water to
cover the mutton entirely, stir in a heaping tablespoonful of salt,
and let the water come gradually to a boil and simmer until the mutton
has cooked twenty minutes to the pound. Let it cool in the broth;
take it out; lay it under a weight until cold, and serve. This is
also very good hot. The liquor makes excellent soup.