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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Take twenty good Wardens, pare them and cut them into your Tart, and put to them two pound of refined Sugar, twenty whole Cloves, a quarter of an Ounce of Cinamon broke into little bits, and three races of Ginger pared and sliced thin; then close up the Tart and bake it; it will require five hours baking; then ice it with a quarter of a pound of double refined Sugar, Rosewater and Butter.

Thus Ladies and Gentlewomen I have cursorily run through the whole body of the art of Cookery; I have only toucht here and there upon some excellent Receipts, and now much in fashion, leaving it to your industry to supply my deficiency: I shall now proceed to the rest of those accomplishments which best become a Gentlewoman.