Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | August 25, 2020

Pretty Work-A Taste of Hearth Cooking

The receipt (recipe) "To bake Mellacattons" (peaches) directs that the pie (coffin) be made scallop ways, or in some kind of pretty work.

The receipt (recipe) To bake Mellacattons (peaches) directs that the pie (coffin) be made scallop ways, or in some kind of pretty work.  A coffin in the 17th and 18th century was essentially a baking dish for a pie made from boiling water and melting lard or butter in it and adding flour.  It was tough and not intended to be consumed.

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