Recipe: Lentil Tea

(A substitute for Beef Tea.)

  • 1 pint soaked lentils.
  • 1 pint water.
  • 2 ounces butter.
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  • 2 cloves.
  • 6 peppercorns.
  • A very small piece of mace.
  • A little pepper if liked.

Dissolve the butter in a Saucepan, place in all the ingredients except salt and pepper. Boil half an hour, removing the scum as it rises. Add salt, boil another half hour. Strain carefully and serve with toast or bread.

Note.—The lentils should be re-boiled, and will make a very useful stock.

New Vegetarian Dishes, by Mrs. Bowdich (Year 1892)