Cut open the squash, take out the seeds and without paring cut it up into large pieces.
Put the pieces on tins or in a dripping-pan and place in a moderately hot oven.
Bake about an hour. When done, peel and mash like mashed potatoes, or serve the pieces hot on a dish, and eat warm with butter like sweet potatoes. The squash retains more sweetness and is much better baked than boiled.
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