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18th Century recipe – A Rich Cake



[1772] “A Rich Cake
 Take six pounds of the best fresh butter, work it to a cream with your hands;

then throw in by degrees three pounds of double refined sugar well beat and sifted; Mix them well together;

then work in three pounds of blanched almonds, and having them altogether till they are thick and look white.

Then add … Continue reading


18th Century recipe – Cake Icing


[1747]
”To Ice a great Cake:

Take two Pound double refin’d Sugar, beat and sift it very fine,

and likewise beat and sift a little Starch and mix with it,

then beat six Whites of Eggs to Froth, and put to it some Gum-Water, the Gum must be steep’d in Orange-flower-water,

then mix and beat all these together two Hours, and … Continue reading


18th Century recipes – Main meal


Mutton Hams To dry a leg of mutton like ham: 
Cut it like a Ham and take 2 oz. salt-petre and rub the Mutton all over and let it lie a day and make a Pickle of Bay Salt and spring water and put the Mutton in and let it lie 8 days and take and hang it in a … Continue reading


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