Lady Eleanora Dundas's Recipe

[ Lady Eleanora Dundas's Recipe ] Jonathan Bliss

Contributors
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Jonathan Bliss

Date: 1798/06/05

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Food

Ingredients
water
salt
sugar
coarse sugar
saltpeter
beef

Places
Saint John
New Brunswick

Source: Bliss Family Fonds
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: Vol. 1604, No. 50 / Microfilm Reel 22,713

Description

In a letter to his wife Mary Bliss, Jonathan Bliss offers Lady Eleanora Dundas's directions for preparing salted beef.


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                                                              [...] -- you forgot to take Lady Eleanora's Recipe. it is --

4 Gallons of Water, 6 Pounds of Salt Dried, 2 Pounds of Coarse Sugar, 2 Ounces of Salt Peter, boil

all together and skim it; when no scum rises, and it is perfectly clear, then take it off; and when

cold pour it over your Beef -- Your friend Col. Elligood says, Pack the Beef 2 Days in Salt

to take out the Blood -- This may be more necessary in a warm Climate. He puts 6 Gal. water.