For Caroline:In answer to your queries.
Posted by Mary Collette on November 17, 1997 at 12:37:19:
In answer to your queries,First:As to confectioners
sugar as far as I know from the receipts it refers to what
is referred to as powdered sugar in America.Second:As to the
dates of the original receipts,there were five cookery books
cited in Ms.Clay's article."The Art of Cookery Made Plain
and Easy" by Hannah Glasse publ.in1747,"The Experienced En-
glish Housekeeper" by Elizabeth Raffald publ.in1769,"A New
System of Domestic Cookery" by Maria Rundell publ. in 1808,
"The London Art of Cookery and Housekeeper's Complete Assis-
tant" by John Farley publ.in 1783,and "Apicius Redivivus,or
The Cook's Oracle" by Dr.William Kitchiner publ.in 1817.All
of these cookery books were also cited as sources in "The
Jane Austen Cookbook" by Maggie Black and Deirdre LeFaye.
Three of the receipts in the article were prefaced by the
original receipts,one of which I posted,the one for Shrews-
bury Cakes.I hope this has explained things.Thanks for host-
ing this board.
Mary Collette List
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