Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | January 7, 2016



My gum tragacanth on the scale does not look like the lumpe of gumme-dragon, about the bignesse of a walnut, first steeped in Rose-Water described in the receipt (recipe) To make Sugar plate paste. The receipt continues to state that a little porringer full of Rose-water is enough to dissolve an ounce of gumme.   Gum tragacanth is an exudate of the Astragalus genus of plants in the Leguinosae family.   Found in areas of Asia Minor, the gum is exuded through breaks or wounds in the bark of the shrub and today it is processed into powder.   Visit my website at:


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