The Complete Confectioner (1800)
To a simple and speedy Method of understanding the whole
ART OF CONFECTIONARY;
The various Ways of Preserving and Candying, dry and liquid,
All Kinds of Fruit, Nuts, Flowers,Herbs, &c.
And the Method of keeping them
FRESH AND FINE ALL THE YEAR ROUND;
THE DIFFERENT WAYS OF CLARIFYING SUGAR;
With Directions for making
All Sorts of English Wines.
THE ART OF MAKING ARTIFICIAL FRUIT,
With the Stalks in it, so as to resemble the natural Fruit.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
SOME BILLS OF FARE FOR DESERTS FOR PRIVATE FAMILIES.
By Mrs. H. GLASS, Author of the Art of Cookery,
WITH CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS,
By MARIA WILSON.
Printed by J.W. Myers, No.2, Patermaster-row, London,
FOR WEST AND HUGHES, No. 40, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
LADIES OF GREAT BRITAIN
It has often been observed, that dedications are appendages calculated for works of a voluminous and important nature; yet as there are many Ladies in England, whose distinguished worth is at once an ornament to their Country, and whose example, both in private and public life, render them the most amiable patterns of domestic œconomy, and who consider it no degradation to their character, in descending to recommend to their domestics whatever may be either useful or ornamental at their tables: to them the following simple and practical receipts are, with the highest deference, dedicated, and, it is hoped, will obtain their approbation and patronage; which will be the highest gratificationto,
Your obedient humble servant.
The value and importance of a work like the present, must be sufficiently obvious to all Heads of Families, and Persons intrusted with the care of Housekeeping, to require but little to be said in its recommendation. There is, perhaps, no book more wanted than a Complete Confectioner, there being scarcely any extant upon that subject; some little tracts are indeed to be met with, but none on a plan extensive enough for general use. Ladies residing in different parts of the Country, where they have no opportunity of procuring their Confectionaries, will feel the want of such a work; and those who have been accustomed to purchase them will find a considerable reduction in their domestic expences by attention to the valuable receipts contained in this Treatise. To render it at once the most complete and valuable work of that kind extant, neither expence nor pains has been spared; for added to the experience of thirty years, a compilation has been made from Mrs. Glass, and every other work on the subject; and through the Editor may not have to boast of an entire original work, she flatters herself she now presents to the Public, the most complete, extensive, and familiar work of the kind ever published.