British Recipes > Herefordshire Love in Disguise

How to make Herefordshire Love in Disguise:
An old traditional recipe for the very robust!


a calf's heart
2 tablespoons shredded suet
a little mustard
2 teaspoons chopped parsley
a little lemon rind
1 tablespoon broken vermicelli
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons minced ham
4 or 5 slices of fat bacon
1 teaspoon marjoram
gravy made with tomatoes
1 egg
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Cook the vermicelli, drain and leave to get cold.
- Clean the calf's heart thoroughly, removing all gristle etc., wash and put in cold water for 1 hour.
- Make a stuffing from breadcrumbs, suet, a little of the egg, herbs, mustard, seasoning, ham and lemon rind.
- Dry the calf's heart, fill it with the stuffing, wrap the bacon round it and fasten with small skewers.
- Wrap up loosely in foil.
- Place in a baking tin for 1 1/2 hours in very moderate oven or until cooked and tender.
- Remove the foil and brush over with egg yolk.
- Then roll in breadcrumbs mixed with vermicelli.
- Put back in the tin and bake in the oven till nicely browned.
- Serve with tomato gravy.