[Sca-cooks] pressed sugar
johnnae at mac.com
Fri Jul 31 19:34:14 PDT 2009
Here are two more sugar recipes that are typical:
To make Walnuts artificial.
Take searsed Sugar, and Cinnamon, of quantity alike, work it up with a
little Gum Dragon, steep it in Rose-water, and print it in a mould made
like a Walnut-shell, then take white sugar plates, print it in a mould
made like a Walnut kernel, so when they are both dry, close them up
together with a little Gum Dragon betwixt, and they will dry as they lie.
To make artificiall Fruits.
Take a Mould made of Alablaster, three yolks, and tie two pieces
together, and lay them in water an hour, and take as much sugar as will
fill up your mould, and boil it in a Manus Christi, then pour it into
your mould suddenly, and clap on the lid, round it about with your hand,
and it will be whole and hollow, then colour it with what colour you
please, half red, or half yellow, and you may yellow it with a little
Saffron steept in water.
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With our quality of sugar these days, it's possible for us to be able to
mold sugar with just water or with egg whites and a bit of water
and then mold things like Easter eggs.
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