Roast Turkey

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • 1 turkey
  • 1–2 lb. sausage meat
  • 1 lb.


Stuff crop of bird with veal forcemeat and put seasoned sausage meat inside body of bird. Truss for roasting. Lay bacon rashers over the breast, roast in a pre-heated hot oven (425° F., Gas 7) for 15–20 min., then reduce heat to moderate (350° F., Gas 4), basting frequently. The cooking time will vary according to the size and quality of the bird—as