Recipe Book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1030
  • Dates of Creation
      Early 19th century
  • Physical Description
      various sizes. 1 volume (143 folios);

Scope and Content

The volume contains predominantly culinary recipes for meat dishes, soups, jellies, puddings and other desserts, sauces and wines, together with recipes for making blacking, soap, furniture polish and other household cleaning products, and housekeeping instructions, e.g. on polishing furniture and cleaning silk. The recipes appear to have been collected from diverse sources, as they are written on differently sized pieces of papers in various hands. Entitled Family Receipts, tooled in gilt on the spine label.