Old Recipe Corner
There are so many unusual recipes and ingredients in Lesley’s collection of old cookery books and manuscripts…
In these modern times, we are used to having a huge choice of soft drinks to choose from. It is easy to forget that 200 years ago you had to make your own flavoured drinks or make do with water.
How to make apple water
The Housewife’s Directory, (Watson, 1825)
First, peel and slice some tart apples. Then add some sugar and lemon peel.
After this, pour some boiling water over the whole and let it stand in a covered jug by the fire for an hour or more. This is when it will be ready for use.
2 Cooking Apples
Zest from 2 lemons