Quantity for one person.
Dissolve a spoon of flour a little cold water. Pour it in half litre
of salted water and cook it until the light broth will reach the right
density. dress it with fresh butter. This poor course was particularly
recommended to "puerpere" (women who have just given birth)
and wet-nurses, because it increased the flow of milk. It was also suggested
for nervous breakdowns as people believed it fattened the nerves. It was
considered a delicious course if one added stock cubes of fried bread.
Text Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni