Put the mutton in
Meanwhile, break 2 cauliflowers into flowerets, boil till just tender and sauté very lightly, without browning, in half the butter. Melt the spinach without water but with a little salt and add 2 oz. of butter as the spinach softens. Mix a level tablespoon of cornflour in a little water and pour this into the spinach when it begins to boil; stir hard and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. You should have a fairly thick purée.
Arrange the spinach in a border on a flat dish. Place the well-drained mutton in the middle and the sprigs of cauliflower on top of the spinach. Carve with a very sharp knife and serve with plain boiled potatoes, and a sauce made as follows.
Ten minutes before the mutton should be ready, pour off a pint (
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