To Roast a Pound of Butter

Method

Lay it in Salt and Water two or three Hours, then spit it, and rub it all over with Crumbs of Bread, with a little grated Nutmeg, lay it to the Fire, and as it roasts, baste it with the Yolks of two Eggs, and then with Crumbs of Bread all the Time it is a roasting; but have ready a Pint of Oysters stewed in their own Liquor, and lay in the Dish under the Butter, when the Bread has fock’d up all the Butter brown the Outside, and lay it on your Oysters, your Fire must be very slow.