Shewing the Various Methods of Preserving All Sorts of Fruits, Dry and Liquid; viz. Oranges, Lemons, Citrons, Golden Pippins, Wardens, Apricots Green, Almonds, Goosberries, Cherries, Currants, Plumbs, Rasberries, Peaches, Walnuts, Nectarines, Figs, Grapes, &c., Flowers and Herbs; as Violets, Angelica, Orange-Flowers, &c.; Also How to Make All Sorts of Biscakes, Maspins, Sugar-Works, and Candies. With the Best Methods of Clarifying, and the Different Ways of Boiling Sugar.
andy, cut them into Quarters, or what Pieces you please, and let them dry till hard, then turn them on Sieves; when thorough dry, put them up into your Boxes.
Note, As they begin to sweat in the Box, you must shift them from Time to Time, and it will be requisite to put no more than one Row in a Box at the Beginning, till they do not sweat.
Lemon-colour Cakes are made with Lemons, as these.
To make Pomegranate Clear-Cakes.
Draw your Jelly as for the Orange Clear-Cakes, then boil into it the Juice of two or three Pomegranate-seeds, and all with the Juice of an Orange and a Lemon, the Rind of each grated in, then strain it through a Bag, and to every Pound of Jelly put one Pound and a Quarter boiled till it cracks to help the Colour to a fine Red; put in a Spoonful of Cocheneal, prepared as hereafter directed; then fill your Glasses, and order them as your Orange.
To Prepare Cocheneal.
Take one Ounce of Cocheneal, and beat it to a fine Powder,