This is much nicer than it sounds as the beer gives the potatoes a robust and almost meaty flavour.
Pour over the beer and cook at
‘To Clean an Old Silk Dress – “Unpick the dress, and brush it with a velvet brush. Then grate two large potatoes into a quart of water; let it stand to settle; strain it off quite clear, and sponge the dress with it. Iron it on the wrong side, as the ironed side will be shiny.”’
From ‘Useful Receipts for Housekeepers and Servants’ in
Warne’s Model Cookery and Housekeeping Book, 1868.
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