[Sca-cooks] pressed sugar
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Jul 31 23:09:06 PDT 2009
When my sons were little (my youngest is soon to be 40) I would at
Easter time, make them pressed sugar eggs. Yes, some even had a
diorama in them. what can I tell you, I'm German. My question is:
is pressed/molded sugar period?
I believe it's Hugh Plat (17th century England) who gives us some
pretty detailed instructions for casting objects in boiled sugar syrup.
Are these "pressed sugar eggs" white and somewhat dull finished? As if
they were sugar pressed into a mold with a binder? Or are they smooth
and translucent? If they are the latter, then I'd agree with
Adamantius (or did I guess wrong on the appearance of boiled sugar
syrup, Adamantius?). If the former, then I would say they are closer
to sugarplate or sugarpaste.
Sugar-Paste-art (20K) 8/23/06 "Sugar Paste: A Cook's 'Play
Dough'" by Dame
Alys Katharine, O.L., O.P.
sugar-paste-msg (126K) 1/ 9/08 Making sugar paste sotelties.
Sugarplat-Adv-art (14K) 11/15/05 "Adventures with Sugar Plate" by
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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