Calves’ Brain Cakes

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 2 calves’brains
  • 2 small onions pinch of sage
  • salt and


Wash the brains under running cold water or in several changes of water, and remove any clots of blood, loose skin and fibres. Then soak in cold water for at least 1 hr., changing the water 2 or 3 times. Put the brains in a saucepan, cover with cold water, and add the sliced onions, sage, salt, lemon juice or vinegar. Add the peppercorns and bay leaf tied in muslin. Bring to the boil and simmer