To Mash Turnips

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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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  • Turnips, weighed after they are pared, 3 lbs.:
  • dried 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Salt, 1 teaspoonful


Split them once or even twice should they be large after they are pared; boil them very tender, and press the water thoroughly from them with a couple of trenchers, or with the back of a large plate and one trencher. To ensure their being free from lumps, it is better to pass them through a cullender or coarse hair-sieve, with a wooden spoon; though, when quite young, they may be worked suffici