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Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetm

Eliza Leslie

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .A quarter of a pound of fresh butter, or a pint of cream.
  A quarter of a pound of powdered white sugar.
  Half a glass of wine and brandy mixed.
  Half a glass of rose-water.
  A tea-spoonful of mixed spice, nutmeg, mace and cinnamon.

Stew some pumpkin with as little water as possible. Drain it in a colander, and press it till dry. When cold, weigh half a pound, and pass it through a sieve. Prepare the spice. Stir together the sugar, and butter, to cream, till they are perfectly light. Add to them, gradually, the spice and liquor.

Beat three eggs very light, and stir them into the butter and sugar alternately with the pumpkin.

Cover a soup-plate with puff-paste, and put in the mixture. Bake it in a moderate oven about half an hour.

Grate sugar over it when cool.

Instead of the butter, you may boil a pint of milk or cr. . . Read More

Community Reviews

If you ever feel like making historical recipes, Eliza's your girl. She is EXTREMELY DETAIL-ORIENTED and likes to list everything SUPER step by step. Helpful. Even if she does seem to like rose water, which is gross.