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January 30, 2007

Puddings

This is a handwritten receipe from an old cookbook( dated 1824) that is in my collection. Though I dont believe this recipe is quite this early I do believe it is Victorian in age.
It did not give directions but I will improvise. This is a serious amount of pudding being made.

11 lbs fruit (raisins & currants)
6 lbs suet
8 lbs flour
1 lb bread crumbs (or add l lb flour)
1 lb candied fruit
1 lb sugar
36 eggs
1 pint Brandy
2 nutmegs
cinnamon
cloves
1/2 packet mixed spice
ginger

Mix all together. Put a pudding cloth over it put it into boiling water, boil for 4 hours.
NOTE: A Pudding cloth is a foot-square white cotton cloth that is placed over the bowl and then tied with ordinary string that is untreated and unmeltable. Caution must be taken to remove the bowl from the boiling water.

Raspberry Acid

This is another handwritten recipe found in my old cookbook that dates 1824. This receipe is certainly Victorian in age. I haven't run across this recipe on the web as of yet.

12 pounds of Raspberries
5 oz of Tartaric Acid
2 quarts of water
Let it remain 24 hours and run it through a sieve taking care not to bruise the fruit. To each pint of clear liquor put 1 1/2 lbs of loaf sugar pounded. Stir it frequently and let it be bottled when the sugar is dissolved. The whole process to be cold. Not be corked for a week.

NOTE: Most of us do not have Tartaric Acid in our kitchens but you can purchase it just the same and still for food consumption. I found a cheese supply website selling it here.

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