3760 Aspic de Bécasses

Method

Roast the woodcocks keeping them juicy, allow to become cold then remove the breasts; cut each of these into two slices.

Remove the flesh from the legs and pound together with the intestines, then pass through a fine sieve; add a few drops of brandy and a little aspic jelly to this purée. Cover the slices of woodcock dome shape with the purée, allow to set, then coat with brown Sauce Chaud-froid.

Arrange in a border mould previously lined with jelly, placing the sides coated with chaud-froid downwards. Fill with good aspic jelly, allow to set then demould on to a round dish to serve. Surround with cut shapes of jelly.

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