Broad bean recipe - August 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
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A recipe 100 years ago involving broad beans. Pettitoes are the feet of a pig.

“Broad beans baked.Put some pettitoes or a knuckle of pork, with a little salt, in an earthern jar, half fill it with broad beans, and then fill it to the brim with water.

“Cover it with the lid, which ought to have a small hole in it for the scape of the steam. Put it in the oven in the evening, and let it stay all night.

“In the morning the jar is full of delicious mealy beans, tender gelatinous meat, and a splendid gravy, which, when cold, is a firm jelly.”