Cover the sides and bottom of a dish with a good pasts rolled out thick. Have ready some slices of cold boiled HAM, about half an inch thick, some eggs boiled hard and sliced, and a large young fowl cleaned and Cut up. Put a layer of HAM at the bottom, then the fowl, then the eggs, and then another layer of HAM. Shake on some pepper, and pour in some water, or what will be much better, some VEAL gravy. Cover the pie with a crust, notch and ornament it, and bake it well.
Some mushrooms will greatly improve it.
Small button mushrooms will keep very well in a bottle of sweet oil–first peeling the skin, and cutting off the stalks.
Directions for Cookery, In Its Various Branches.
Ladies and Professional Cooks.
The Whole Science and Art of Preparing Human Food. (Year 1840)