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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Colonial Recipes: White Pot


 White Pot
Boil a Quart of Cream with large Mace, let it stand till it is almost cold; then beat the Yolks of eight Eggs, and put them into the Cream with Salt and Sugar to your Taste. Lay thin slices of white Bread in the bottom of a Dish, and lay on them slic'd Dates, Raisins of the Sun, or what Sweet-meats you please, with bits of Marrow, or of fresh Butter, and lay on another Layer of Bread, Fruit, &c. till the Dish is full, grating Nutmeg between every Layer; then put in your Cream, and lay Slices of Bread and Bits of Butter on the top of all, and bake it.

From: John Nott, The Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary. (London: 1723)


Modern Recipe for White Pot

Submitted by Carla Olson Gade

4 comments:

  1. Ooooo, sounds yummy!! I've never heard of it, but it sounds both easy and tasty.

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  2. Also known as custard bread pudding. :)

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  3. I can't wait to try this out, using the modern recipe though. I'm fresh out of Mace and Marrow.

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  4. Nutmeg and and roasted haevy shank of beef bone (free from your butcher) will get you the marrow.

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