2 heads of celery, 1 pint of milk, 2 oz. of Parmesan, or any other cooking cheese, 2 tablespoonfuls of breadcrumbs, 1 oz. of butter. Cut the celery into pieces 3 inches long, stew it in the milk until tender; drain the milk and make a Sauce of it, thickening with Allinson fine wheatmeal, and adding the cheese and seasoning to taste. Put the celery into a pie-dish, pour the Sauce over it, sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the whole, place the butter in little pieces on the top, and bake for 15 minutes in a moderate oven.
The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book, by Thomas R. Allinson (Year 1915)