Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 28, 2015

To candy Borage-Flowers

IMG_2006-001  Take the Flowers (borage) with the stalks and wash them over with a little Rose-water, wherein Gum arabecke is dissolved, then take fine searced Sugar, and dust over them and set them a drying on the bottome of a Sieve.  This is a receipt (recipe) published by John Haviland in 1636.  The feather was used to wash the petals with the Gum Arabic solution.

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