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Mrs Beeton Iced Currants

 

This is an original Mrs. Beeton recipe taken 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. 

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1lb = 450g

1 gill =  140ml/4˝ fl.oz.

1 teacup = 240ml/8fl.oz.

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1 quart = 960ml/32fl.oz.


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INGREDIENTS

1/4 pint of water,

the whites of 2 eggs,

currants,

pounded sugar.

Mode.—Select very fine bunches of red or white currants, and well beat the whites of the eggs. Mix these with the water; then take the currants, a bunch at a time, and dip them in; let them drain for a minute or two, and roll them in very fine pounded sugar. Lay them to dry on paper, when the sugar will crystallize round each currant, and have a very pretty effect. All fresh fruit may be prepared in the same manner; and a mixture of various fruits iced in this manner, and arranged on one dish, looks very well for a summer dessert.

Time.—1/4 day to dry the fruit.
Average cost, 8d. for a pint of iced currants. Seasonable in summer
 

 

 

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Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days

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