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The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

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  • 8 squabs
  • 8 thin rashers of streaky bacon, rind removed
  • 8 large young vine leaves (optional)


Squabs are not always available in England, but may sometimes be ordered. They are best of all wrapped each in a thin rasher of streaky bacon, and outside that a large young vine leaf, tied in place with thread. Allow two per person, thread them on a spit, or arrange on an oven tray. Pour plenty of melted butter over to cook quickly (oven temperature 400° F., gas mark 6) for 7 minutes. Cut the