Mrs Beeton Sago Soup
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.
1oz = 25g
1lb = 450g
1 gill =
1 teacup =
1 pint =
1 quart =
5 oz. of sago,
2 quarts of stock No. 105.
Mode.—Wash the sago in boiling water, and add it, by degrees, to the boiling
stock, and simmer till the sago is entirely dissolved, and forms a sort of
Time.—Nearly an hour. Average cost, 10d. per quart.
Sufficient for 8 persons.
Seasonable all the year.
Note.—The yolks of 2 eggs, beaten up with a little cream, previously boiled, and
added at the moment of serving, much improves this soup.
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