A recipe for making espagnole sauce – Add a small bay-leaf, a blade of mace, and two cloves, to two cupfuls of white stock. Simmer for fifteen minutes. Cook together two tablespoonfuls of butter and three of flour; add the heated stock and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add one tablespoonful each of chopped ham, onion, celery, carrot, and parsley, with salt and paprika to season. Simmer for an hour, strain, and serve very hot.