3 pounds beef or veal shank
9 pints (1 gallon plus 2 cups) water
1 onion studded with 2 cloves
1 large bouquet garni
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 black peppercorns
1 stick celery
1 large chicken or boiling fowl, about 4 to 5 pounds, with the liver and heart
1 1/2 pounds medium carrots
2 pounds leeks, trimmed and halved lengthways
1 pound medium turnips
Noodles for 8, about 4 ounces, or 1 small loaf French bread, sliced diagonally
Coarse sea salt, to serve
2 ounces fresh bread crumbs
1/4 pint (1/2 cup) milk
8 ounces raw gammon (bacon), chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 egg, beaten
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
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