Pumpkin is a somewhat neglected vegetable in England, although it is sold very cheaply here when in season, and can be cooked in many tasty ways.


1 lb. of pumpkin, a few spoonfuls of milk, 2 eggs, breadcrumbs, a pinch of nutmeg, butter.


Slice the pumpkin and boil till tender. Drain well, mash it, or better still, rub it through a sieve into a basin. Mix it with a little milk, butter, the yolks of egg, and the whites beaten to a froth, and season it with salt and pepper. Put it in a well-buttered fireproof dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs, dot with a few pats of butter and cook in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.