ROAST GOOSE WITH APPLES
4 cups water
1/4 pound butter
1/2 onion sliced
2 tablespoons flour
Remove wings, neck and feet. Cover with cold water and soak for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Rub with salt inside and out. Put the bird in a roaster, add water, onion and peppercorns. Roast in moderate oven (325). After the water has boiled down, baste the bird with the butter that has been browned. Allow about 25 minutes per pound. If the goose appears to be an old one, allow an extra 20 minutes to insure complete cooking.
Place the goose on a warmed platter and put roaster on burner on top of stove, stir in flour, add 2 cups of water and boil for three minutes until smooth and slightly thickened.
Serve the goose and gravy together with the stewed apples.