[ Lady Eleanora Dundas's Recipe ] Jonathan Bliss
Source: Bliss Family Fonds
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: Vol. 1604, No. 50 / Microfilm Reel 22,713
In a letter to his wife Mary Bliss, Jonathan Bliss offers Lady Eleanora Dundas's directions for preparing salted beef.
[...] -- you forgot to take Lady Eleanora Dundas'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.