Mrs Beeton Bread Soup
This is an
original Mrs. Beeton recipe taken directly from her famous book,
Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Both the quantities and text
have been reproduced as originally published, with the exception of a
little reformatting of the ingredient list to make it easier to follow.
1oz = 25g
1lb = 450g
1 gill =
1 teacup =
1 pint =
1 quart =
1 lb. of bread crusts,
2 oz. butter,
1 quart of common stock.
Mode.—Boil the bread crusts in the stock with the butter; beat the whole with a
spoon, and keep it boiling till the bread and stock are well mixed. Season with
a little salt.
Time.—Half an hour. Average cost per quart, 4d.
Seasonable at any time.
Sufficient for 4 persons.
Note.—This is a cheap recipe, and will be found useful where extreme economy is
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