Basle Flour Soup
Melt the butter (moderate heat) and, stirring constantly, cook the flour to a chestnut brown. Remove the pan from the heat, add the warmed stock, mix well and simmer without a lid on a low heat for 45 minutes.
Season with ground nutmeg and pepper. Serve with grated cheeese.
NOTE: Until quite recently it was said that a young woman could not get married until she could prepare a perfect flour soup.