The Complete Confectioner

Hannah GLASSE (1708 - 1770)

The original version of Hannah Glasse’s ‘The Complete Confectioner’ was first produced about 1760 but the publication referenced here is from the year 1800 (some thirty years after her death) with considerable additions and corrections made by Maria Wilson, who played a significant part in editing this version of the book.
‘The Complete Confectioner’ gives an insight not only into a diverse range of recipes for desserts, sweet confections and sweetmeats popular for the dining table in 18th & 19th century Britain but also numerous instructions for pickling and preserving fruit and vegetables as well. And, as you might expect from Hannah Glasse’s original cookery book, ‘The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy’, you will find that the recipes and instructions presented here have been penned in her own inimitable no-nonsense style. So, please join me and Mrs Glasse as we again fire up the ovens and hopefully inspire you to re-create a number of these long-forgotten classic recipes that were enjoyed in centuries past. - Summary by Steve C

Genre(s): Reference, Cooking

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Front Matter Steve C
00:06:53
Play 02 Sugars - Clarify, Boil, Feather etc Steve C
00:05:04
Play 03 Preserves - Part 1 Steve C
00:30:22
Play 04 Preserves - Part 2 - From: To Preserve Green Codlings Steve C
00:30:23
Play 05 Preserves - Part 3 - From: To Preserve Cherries Liquid Steve C
00:29:04
Play 06 Fruit Pastes etc Steve C
00:18:05
Play 07 Bomboons, Pastils etc Steve C
00:16:05
Play 08 Conserves & Compotes Steve C
00:14:41
Play 09 Fruit Ices, Cream Ices etc Steve C
00:22:56
Play 10 Marmalades, Jellies, Jams etc Steve C
00:31:44
Play 11 Cakes, Puffs, Biscuits etc - Part 1 Steve C
00:31:14
Play 12 Cakes, Puffs, Biscuits etc - Part 2 - From: A Pound Seed Cake Steve C
00:31:53
Play 13 Cakes, Puffs, Biscuits etc - Part 3 - From: Lisbon Cakes Steve C
00:32:31
Play 14 Tarts, Custards, Cheesecakes etc - Part 1 Steve C
00:24:14
Play 15 Tarts, Custards, Cheesecakes etc - Part 2 - From: To Make Cheesecakes Steve C
00:26:50
Play 16 Tarts, Custards, Cheesecakes etc - Part 3 - From: To Make Almond Cream Steve C
00:26:06
Play 17 Syllabubs, Blanc-Mange, Flummery etc Steve C
00:15:30
Play 18 Ornaments for Grand Entertainments, Dragees Steve C
00:19:51
Play 19 Miscellaneous Receipts Steve C
00:16:34
Play 20 Syrups & Oils Steve C
00:31:19
Play 21 Bills of Fare Steve C
00:14:55
Play 22 Cordial Waters etc - Part 1 Steve C
00:25:15
Play 23 Cordial Waters etc - Part 2 - From: Palsy Water Steve C
00:24:55
Play 24 English Wines - Part 1 Steve C
00:33:48
Play 25 English Wines - Part 2 - From: To Make Birch Wine Steve C
00:30:25
Play 26 Artificial Wines etc Steve C
00:20:14
Play 27 Brandy, Cyder etc Steve C
00:12:28
Play 28 Pickles - Part 1 Steve C
00:30:55
Play 29 Pickles - Part 2 - From: To Pickle White Plums Steve C
00:28:45
Play 30 Distillation - Part 1 Steve C
00:22:50
Play 31 Distillation - Part 2 - From: To Make Lily Water Liquor Steve C
00:23:51