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Mrs Beeton Peach Fritters


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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1oz = 25g

1lb = 450g

1 gill =  140ml/4½ fl.oz.

1 teacup = 240ml/8fl.oz.

1 pint = 600ml/20fl.oz.

1 quart = 960ml/32fl.oz.

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For the batter:

1/2 lb. of flour,

1/2 oz. of butter,

1/2 saltspoonful of salt,

2 eggs,


peaches, hot lard or clarified dripping.

Mode.—Make a nice smooth, batter in the same manner as directed in recipe No. 1393, and skin, halve, and stone the peaches, which should be quite ripe; dip them in the batter, and fry the pieces in hot lard or clarified dripping, which should be brought to the boiling-point before the peaches are put in. From 8 to 10 minutes will be required to fry them, and, when done, drain them before the fire, and dish them on a white d’oyley. Strew over plenty of pounded sugar, and serve.

Time.—From 8 to 10 minutes to fry the fritters, 6 minutes to drain them.
Average cost, 1s.
Sufficient for 4 or 5 persons.
Seasonable in July, August, and September



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Wooden or Plastic Spoon


Make Ahead/Freeze

Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days

Not suitable for freezing


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