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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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How to Candy all Sorts of Flowers as they grow with their stalks on.

Take the Flowers, and cut the stalks somewhat short; then take one pound of the whitest and hardest Sugar you can get, put to it either spoonfuls of Rose-water, and boil it till it will rowl between your finger and your thumb; then take it from the fire, and cool it with a stick, and as it waxeth cold, dip in all your Flowers, and taking them out again suddenly, lay them one by one on the bottom of a Sieve, then turn a joined Stool with the feet upward; set the sieve on the feet thereof, then cover it with a fair linnen-cloth, and set a Chafing-dish of coals in the midst of the stool underneath the sieve, and the heat thereof will will dry your Candy speedily, which will look very pleasantly, and keep the whole year.