[Sca-cooks] Break the pot

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Oct 30 14:47:24 PDT 2009

This is from Delights for ladies 1609

33 - To candie Nutmegs or Ginger with an hard rock candy. Take one  
pound of fine sugar, and eight spoonfuls of Rose-water, and the weight  
of six pence of Gum Arabique, that is cleere: boyle them together to  
such an height, as that, dropping some thereof out of a spoon, the  
sirup doe rope and runne into the smallnesse of an haire: then put it  
into an earthen pipkin; wherein place your Nutmegs, Ginger, or such  
like: then stop it close with a sawcer, and lute it well with clay,  
that not aire may enter: then keepe it in a hot place three weeks, and  
it will candy hard. you must breake your pot with a hammer, for  
otherwise you cannot get out your candy. You may also candy Orenges or  
Lemmons in like sort, if you please.


On Oct 30, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Suey wrote:

I do not recall any English recipes calling for breaking those pots.  
Do you?

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