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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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To make a Junket.

Take Ews or Goats-milk; if you have neither of these, then take Cows-milk, and put it over the fire to warm, then put in a little Runnet to it; then pour it out into a Dish, and let it cool, | | 203 then strew on Cinamon and Sugar, then take some, Cream and lay upoh it scraping Sugar thereon, serve it up.

Here not by the way, that you cannot keep Cream above three days in Summer, and six days in Winter without prejudice.

I need not tell you how to make Butter, since there are very few in the Country that can be ignorant thereof; wherefore I shall only say, that the best time to pot your Butter is in the Month of May, for then the air is most temperate, and the Butter will take Salt best; however, it may be done at any time betwixt May and September. In preserving thus your Butter, you may not only supply your House therewith, but to your profit furnish others.

There is another profit which ariseth from the Dairy, and that is Cheese; of which there are three kinds, Morning-Milk-cheese, Nettle-Cheese and sloaten-Milk-Cheese: The first is the fattest and best that is made in this Kingdom; the Nettle Cheese is so called, because when the Cheese is new-made, Nettles are put upon it; which Nettles are to be renewed ounce in two days: The floaten-Milk-Cheese is the worst of all Cheeses, & indeed so coarse, that as I like not to feed thereof so I love not to write of it. What is further to be spoken of a Dairy, I shall refer it to my advice to that Maid who desires to be a Dairy-Maid in a great House.

I have hitherto, Ladies, endeavoured the accomplishment of Gentlewomen well extracted; but as you cannot do all things your selves, so you must have Attendants & Servants about you, | | 204 such whose good Qualifications may not only render them fit for your employments, but in the performance thereof they may credit the House wherein they live, and profit their own selves, to such therefore I direct my following advice.

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