About this recipe:This is a simple way to prepare a turkey without stuffing. The secret ingredient is butter - it enhances the bird's natural flavour. When the turkey is done, the juices may be used to prepare a gravy by adding cornflour 1 tablespoon at a time until the gravy begins to thicken.
Rinse turkey and remove giblets. Place turkey, breast side down in a roasting tin. Insert half of the butter inside the turkey. Place remaining butter in pieces around the turkey. Pour water into the tin.
Cook covered for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature of the thigh has reached 80 C.