Recipe (taken from the Club Cook Book 2005)

Forcemeat Stuffing

(submitted by Margaret Latham)

(This is nothing like Delia Smith’s recipe-  we do not stuff anything with it – it contains no meat-  but we always have it with our turkey at Christmas and also with other roast poultry at other times.)

Oven Temp 180 C / 350 F / Gas Mark 4                         Cooking Time 30 – 45 minutes

Ingredients

Savoury egg custard – 3 beaten eggs to 1 pint of milk

1 onion – diced and lightly fried till transparent but not brown

Sprig of parsley – chopped

About 6 slices thick-cut white bread – not too fresh – cut into large cubes

½ teaspoon grated nutmeg

Salt and pepper

Method (dead-easy)

  1. Add the milk to the beaten eggs. Add all the other ingredients.
  2. If the mixture is too wet add more cubes of bread – all the moisture should have been absorbed.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a greased Pyrex pie dish.
  4. Bake in a moderately hot oven for about ½ to ¾ hour till set and going brown.
  5. Try to time it so that it is ready at the same time as the roast meat and potatoes.

(Make plenty so that there will be some left to go with left-over cold turkey the next day.)

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