No. 95. Timballo alla Romana
Ingredients: Cold fowl, game, or sweetbread, butter, lard, flour,
Parmesan, truffles, macaroni, onions, cream.
Make a light paste of two ounces of butter, two of lard, and half a
pound of flour, and put it in the larder for two hours. In the
meantime boil a little macaroni and let it get cold, then line a
plain mould with the paste, and fill it with bits of cut-up fowl,
or game, or sweetbread, bits of truffle cut in small dice, grated
Parmesan, and a little chopped onion. Put these ingredients in
alternately, and after each layer add enough cream to moisten.
Fill the mould quite full, then roll out a thin paste for the top
and press it well together at the edges to keep the cream from
boiling out. Bake it in a moderate oven for an hour and a half,
turn it out of the mould, and serve with a rich brown sauce.
Decorate the top with bits of red tongue and truffles cut into
shapes or with a little chopped pistacchio nut.