Monday, March 06, 2006

Mrs. Beeton and me.

I'm glancing through Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. It was first published in 1859-61.

She claims (item 1815) that "An excellent substitute for milk or cream in tea or coffee" is an egg! One per large breakfast-cup, beaten in a basin and poured over the very hot drink, very gradually and stirring all the time to prevent it curdling. Am I brave enough to try it?


Blogger said...

Go on be brave ;-)

Sounds really awful though.

9:28 AM  
Blogger susan said...

I've had smoothies made with an egg and they were okay but I still haven't managed the coffee with egg. Perhaps when my cold's better and snot is further to the back of my mind.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous RUTH said...

I imagine it would be hard to pour it in slowly enough not to end up with eggy lumps.

11:39 AM  
Blogger susan said...

I'm still trying to not imagine eggy lumps.

11:05 PM  

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