Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 24, 2019

A Good Deal of Spinach

For the receipt (recipe), To Make Fritters of Spinach, first Take a good deal of spinach and wash it clean.  Then boil it in fair water.  When it is boiled take it forth and let the water run from it.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 22, 2019

Icing Set

The receipt (recipe), To make an excellent Plum Cake, after being iced with an icing made from egg white, sugar, and orange flower water are placed back in the bake oven so the icing will  set but not brown.  The cakes are now ready for the table.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 20, 2019

If You Ice It

If you ice it (To make an excellent Plum Cake), take half a Pound of Double-refin’d Sugar sifted: then put some of the Sugar, and beat it up with the White of an Egg, and beat it with a Whisk, and a little Orange-flower Water, but do not over-wet it, then strew in all the Sugar by degrees; and beat it all near an Hour; the Cake will take so long a baking; then draw it, and wash it with icing, and put it in again.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 18, 2019

Cake Without Hoops

The receipt (recipe), To make an excellent Plum Cake, has just come out of the bake oven and I easily removed the cake hoops.  Next step is the icing.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 16, 2019

Cakes in the Oven

The batter for the receipt (recipe) for To make an excellent Plum Cake was baked in the bake oven in eight small cake hoops and one large cake hoop.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 14, 2019

Cake Hoops

To prepare the receipt (recipe), To make an excellent Plum Cake, for the bake oven, a tin baking sheet was lined with brown paper buttered where the cake hoops would be placed and the cake hoop sides buttered before adding the batter.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 12, 2019

Final and 14th Ingredient: Candied Peels

The final and fourteenth ingredient for the receipt (recipe), To make an excellent Plum Cake, is Candied Orange and Lemon-peel slic’d.  The candied lemon peel has already been added and I am using a rocker knife to slice the candied orange peel.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 10, 2019

13th Ingredient: Carraway-seeds

After a large nutmeg is grated for the receipt (recipe), To make an excellent Plum Cake, the thirteenth ingredient is a few Carraway-seeds.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 8, 2019

Large Nutmeg

In addition to an Ounce of Cloves and Mace, one large Nutmeg grated was added to the other eleven ingredients for the receipt (recipe), To make an excellent Plum Cake.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 5, 2019

Cloves and Mace

The spice that was weighed and prepared for the receipt (recipe), To make an excellent Plum Cake, was a quarter of an Ounce of Cloves and Mace.  After being made fine, they were added to the batter of flour, currants, raisins, blanched almonds beat fine with rose water, butter, cream, ale-yeast, saffron steeped in sack, and ten eggs (but only half the whites).

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