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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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Traditional Recipe


  • beef
  • salt
  • saltpetre
  • raw sugar
  • cloves
  • Jamaica<


For a rump of about twenty pounds take a quarter-pound of saltpetre, two pounds of salt, a quarter-pound of coarse raw sugar, half an ounce of cloves, an ounce of Jamaica and one of black pepper, ground. Mix all thoroughly, rub the beef all over, and stuff as much as possible into the bone. Let it lie for two or three days.

Then add another pound of salt, rub it well, and turn it every