Preheat your oven.
Put rabbit in a dish on widely buttered long fire.
Slide lardons in twelve sections practised in part the most fleshy of the rabbit.
Coat this one of butter then mustard, furnish him(it) inside with the branch of thyme.
To distribute still some knobs of butter and to cook in a hot oven (thermostat 8, Cf: Hectorine Poulet's tricks
) during 45 minutes (0h 45 ) may return to the middle-cooking.
When the rabbit is cooked:
Arrange it on warm dish and cover it with a sheet of aluminum;
Deglaze the bottom of cooking with the cream mixed in Madeira,
Carry in boiling, remove at once
And coat the rabbit of this sauce.
Accompany with fried potatoes.