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Record 17523

Reading Experience:

A number of recipes copied from 'First Catch your Hare, The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy', by Hannah Glasse,1747. For example: 'To boile a Custard Pudding Take a pint of Cream, out of which take two or three Spoonfulls, and mix with a Spoonful of fine flour, Set the rest to Boil, When it is boiled, take it of, and Stir in the Cold Cream, & flour very well, when it is Cold beat up five yolks & two whites of eggs Stir in a Little Salt and some nutmeg & two or three Spoonfuls of Sack Sweeten to your palate, butter a wooden bowl, & pour it in, tie a Cloth over it & boile it half an hour, when it is enough, untie the Cloth, turn the pudding out into your Dish & pour melted butter over it.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1789 and 31 Dec 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Hampshire
specific address: Aylesfield Farm, Nr. Alton, Hampshire.
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Mary Bacon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 15 Dec 1743
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Farmer's wife
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hannah Glasse
Title: First Catch your Hare, The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy
Genre: Cookery
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1747
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17523  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Mary Bacon
  Title: Mary Bacon's List of Books
  Location: Hampshire Record Office
  Call no: 28M82/F1
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Mary Bacon, Mary Bacon's List of Books Hampshire Record Office, p. 28M82/F1,, accessed: 06 December 2023

Additional comments:

Mary Bacon read, as she copied, a number of Hannah Glasse's recipes, but they may have been incorporated in another book.



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