268 FAMILY RECEIPTS*
TO IMPROVE AND INCREASE SUGAR.
To 5 lbs. of coarse brown sugar add 1 lb. of
flour, and there will be obtained 6 lbs. of sugar
worth 10 per cent more in colour and quantity.
TO CANDY ORANGE PEEL.
Soak the peels in cold water, which change
frequently till they loose their bitterness; then
put them into syrup till they become soft and
transparent. Then they are to be taken out
This is made by boiling lemon peel with su-
gar, and then exposing to the air until the sugar
TO MAKE DEVICES IN SUGAR.
Steep gum tragacanth in rose-water, and
with double refined sugar make it into a paste,
and colour and mould it to fancy.
Rub a lump of loaf sugar on the outside of a
lemon, and put it into a pint of thick cream,
and sweeten it to taste. Squeeze in the juice
of a lemon, and add a glass of Madeira wine,
or French brandy. Mill it to a froth with a
chocolate mill, take off the froth as it rises,
and lay it in a hair sieve. Fill one half of the