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Time: To roast the fowl, 35 minutes; to broil it, 10 to 15 minutes.

Sufficient for 4 or 5 persons.

Seasonable In full season from May to January.

Ingredients
  1. a large fowl
  2. seasoning, to taste, of pepper and salt
  3. 2 handfuls of button mushrooms
  4. 1 slice of lean ham
  5. 3/4 pint of thickened gravy
  6. 1 teaspoonful of lemon-juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoonful of pounded sugar
Directions
  • Cut the fowl into quarters
  • Roast it until three-parts done, and keep it well basted whilst at the fire
  • Take the fowl up, broil it for a few minutes over a clear fire, and season it with pepper and salt
  • Put the mushrooms into a stewpan with a small piece of butter, the ham, a seasoning of pepper and salt, and the gravy
  • Simmer these gently for 1/2 hour
  • Add the lemon-juice and sugar
  • Dish the fowl, and pour the sauce round them

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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