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14 - A Way To Make Sugerplate Both Of Colour And Taste Of Any flower

This is an excerpt from Delights for Ladies
(England, 1609)
The original source can be found at Kirrily Robert's website

14 - A way to make Sugerplate both of colour and taste of any flower. Take violets, and beat them in a mortar with a little hard sugar; then put into it a sufficient quantitie of Rose-water; then lay your gum in steep in the water, and so work it into paste: and so will your paste be both of the colour of the violet, and of the smell of the violet. In like sort you may worke with Marigold, Cowslips, Primroses, Buglosse, or any other flower.


Other versions of this recipe:

A most delicate and stiff sugar paste (Delights for Ladies)

The making of sugar-paste (Delights for Ladies)

To make Cinnamon Sticks (Ouverture de Cuisine)

To make sugar paste (Ouverture de Cuisine)

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