The Complete Confectioner


Read by Steve C

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

The original version of Hannah Glasse’s ‘The Complete Confectioner’ was first produced about 1760 but the publication referenced here is from the year 1800 (some thirty years after her death) with considerable additions and corrections made by Maria Wilson, who played a significant part in editing this version of the book.
‘The Complete Confectioner’ gives an insight not only into a diverse range of recipes for desserts, sweet confections and sweetmeats popular for the dining table in 18th & 19th century Britain but also numerous instructions for pickling and preserving fruit and vegetables as well. And, as you might expect from Hannah Glasse’s original cookery book, ‘The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy’, you will find that the recipes and instructions presented here have been penned in her own inimitable no-nonsense style. So, please join me and Mrs Glasse as we again fire up the ovens and hopefully inspire you to re-create a number of these long-forgotten classic recipes that were enjoyed in centuries past. - Summary by Steve C (12 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Front Matter 6:53 Read by Steve C
Sugars - Clarify, Boil, Feather etc 5:04 Read by Steve C
Preserves - Part 1 30:22 Read by Steve C
Preserves - Part 2 - From: To Preserve Green Codlings 30:23 Read by Steve C
Preserves - Part 3 - From: To Preserve Cherries Liquid 29:04 Read by Steve C
Fruit Pastes etc 18:05 Read by Steve C
Bomboons, Pastils etc 16:05 Read by Steve C
Conserves & Compotes 14:41 Read by Steve C
Fruit Ices, Cream Ices etc 22:56 Read by Steve C
Marmalades, Jellies, Jams etc 31:44 Read by Steve C
Cakes, Puffs, Biscuits etc - Part 1 31:14 Read by Steve C
Cakes, Puffs, Biscuits etc - Part 2 - From: A Pound Seed Cake 31:53 Read by Steve C
Cakes, Puffs, Biscuits etc - Part 3 - From: Lisbon Cakes 32:31 Read by Steve C
Tarts, Custards, Cheesecakes etc - Part 1 24:14 Read by Steve C
Tarts, Custards, Cheesecakes etc - Part 2 - From: To Make Cheesecakes 26:50 Read by Steve C
Tarts, Custards, Cheesecakes etc - Part 3 - From: To Make Almond Cream 26:06 Read by Steve C
Syllabubs, Blanc-Mange, Flummery etc 15:30 Read by Steve C
Ornaments for Grand Entertainments, Dragees 19:51 Read by Steve C
Miscellaneous Receipts 16:34 Read by Steve C
Syrups & Oils 31:19 Read by Steve C
Bills of Fare 14:55 Read by Steve C
Cordial Waters etc - Part 1 25:15 Read by Steve C
Cordial Waters etc - Part 2 - From: Palsy Water 24:55 Read by Steve C
English Wines - Part 1 33:48 Read by Steve C
English Wines - Part 2 - From: To Make Birch Wine 30:25 Read by Steve C
Artificial Wines etc 20:14 Read by Steve C
Brandy, Cyder etc 12:28 Read by Steve C
Pickles - Part 1 30:55 Read by Steve C
Pickles - Part 2 - From: To Pickle White Plums 28:45 Read by Steve C
Distillation - Part 1 22:50 Read by Steve C
Distillation - Part 2 - From: To Make Lily Water Liquor 23:51 Read by Steve C