Cut up lengthways as many onions as may be required, according to number in family. Set them over a fire in a Saucepan with a piece of butter the size of a walnut, and 1 teacupful of water; let them stew gently for 1-1/2 hours, when there will be a lot of juice boiled out of the onions. Chop fine a handful of parsley, thicken the liquid on the onions with some Allinson fine wheatmeal, add pepper and salt; let the onions simmer a few minutes longer, then mix the parsley with them, and serve at once with squares of toast. This is a very nice dish for the evening meal.
The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book, by Thomas R. Allinson (Year 1915)