Crumble 1 stale kaiser roll (or a piece of stale French bread, hamburger bun, etc., of
similar size) into bowl and add 1/2 cup cold milk. Let soak 10
minutes, then squeeze out excess moisture and run through meat grinder.
Combine with 1-1 1/4 lbs. ground beef, 1 finely minced onion simmered until golden in 1
Tablespoon butter, 1 raw egg, and salt & pepper to taste. Mix well by hand and form into an oval loaf.
Grease bottom of baking pan and place meat loaf therein. Sprinkle with several
Tablespoon water and bake in 350° oven about 1 hour, basting occasionally with pan drippings and replacing evaporating liquid with water.
For easier slicing, allow to rest 10 minutes after removing from oven. Serve as is with mashed potatoes. Floured peas & carrots or braised beets make a nice side dish, as does leek or radish salad.