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CHICKEN PIE.

Take a pair of young, tender chickens and cut them into neat joints. Lay them in a deep pudding-dish, arranging them so that the pile shall be higher in the middle than at the sides. Reserve the pinions of the wings, the necks, and the feet, scalding the latter and scraping off the skin. Make small forcemeat balls of fine bread crumbs seasoned with pepper, salt, parsley, a suspicion of grated lemon peel, and a raw egg. Make this into little balls with the hands, and lay them here and there in the pie. Pour in a cupful of cold water, cover the pie with a good crust, making a couple of cuts in the middle of this, and bake in a steady oven for an hour and a quarter. Lay a paper over the pie if it should brown too quickly. Soak a tablespoonful of gelatine for an hour in enough cold water to cover it. Make a gravy of the wings, feet, and necks of the fowls, seasoning it highly; dissolve the gelatine in this, and when the pie is done pour this gravy into it through a small funnel inserted in the opening in the top. The pie should not be cut until it is cold. This is nice for picnics.

CHICKEN PIE.

Stew the chicken until tender. Line a pan with crust made as you would baking powder biscuit. Alternate a layer of chicken and pieces of the crust until the pan is filled; add a little salt and pepper to each layer; fill with the broth in which the chicken was cooked; bake until the crust is done. If you bake the bottom crust before filling, it will only be necessary to bake until the top crust is done. A layer of stewed chicken and a layer of oysters make a delicious pie. Use the same crust.


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