Mrs Beeton Coconut Soup
This is an
original Mrs. Beeton recipe taken directly from her famous book,
Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Both the quantities and text
have been reproduced as originally published, with the exception of a
little reformatting of the ingredient list to make it easier to follow.
1oz = 25g
1lb = 450g
1 gill =
1 teacup =
1 pint =
1 quart =
6 oz. of grated cocoa-nut,
6 oz. of rice flour,
1/2 a teaspoonful of mace;
seasoning to taste of cayenne and salt;
1/4 of a pint of boiling cream,
3 quarts of medium stock No. 105.
Mode.—Take the dark rind from the cocoa-nut, and grate it down small on a clean
grater; weigh it, and allow, for each quart of stock, 2 oz. of the cocoa-nut.
Simmer it gently for 1 hour in the stock, which should then be strained closely
from it, and thickened for table.
Time.—2–1/4 hours. Average cost per quart, 1s. 3d.
Seasonable in Autumn.
Sufficient for 10 persons.
Overseas Visitors: If you're
more used to measuring ingredients by the cup, we have the most comprehensive
weight to cups conversion table on the net - both solid ingredients and liquids
- so now you can easily convert our recipes to suit your preference.
to go to the chart.
If you've arrived at this page via a search engine, do take a few minutes to
look around the site. We're convinced you'll find lots more excellent recipes
and in depth culinary information covering a wide range of food related topics.