Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Recipes by Fred Astaire: Cold Cauliflower Soup; Spaghetti Astaire

Fred Astaire's Cold Cauliflower Soup

1 pint soup stock
1/2 cauliflower, cooked in stock until soft
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons flour

Run cauliflower through sieve, add to milk, salt and pepper, and heat, but do not boil. Chill and serve with hot cheese biscuits.

Fred Astaire's Spaghetti Astaire

Drop contents of one package of spaghetti into pan of boiling salted water, and cook until tender (about .

Prepare the following sauce to cover:
Braise two chopped onions and add half-pound of finely-ground round steak with a little chunk of suet. Season with salt and pepper to taste, a half bead of garlic, and a small can of mushrooms. Add two fresh tomatoes and a small tin of tomatoes. Braise this mixture two hours. Drain spaghetti, place on platter or in bowl. Cover with the sauce, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. (You may serve this directly from a hot skillet on to the plate, with less chance of the dish becoming cold before being eaten.)

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