Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Question from Claire - Tudor recipes for preserves

I have recently started making and selling my own preserves and am researching the introduction of sugar and its use in preserving in Britians history. I would also love to find an old recipe that i can re-introduce on my stall and i understand that the Henry viii was fond of sugar and preserves? Can anyone point me in the right direction?


Susan Higginbotham said...

It's a little later, but Gervase Markham's The English Housewife (1615) has a couple of recipes for preserving quinces, as well as a recipe "to make any conserve." There's an edition of it edited by Michael Best.

kb said...

You might want to look at Mark Dawson's book.
"Food and Drink in a Sixteenth-Century Household"