Put a ½ lb. of stale bread, previously soaked in water, and well squeezed, in a basin with a ½ lb. of butter, 4 whole eggs, a little salt, and as much flour as is required to give sufficient consistency. Work all thoroughly, shape into small balls, and poach in boiling water for about 10 minutes, till they rise to the surface. Only a few at a time should be put in the water.