Syllabub extraordinary

Detail of manuscript
For the first installment of this month’s Pick ‘n ‘Mix feature, our Digital Artist in Residence Aileen Collis has created a design based on a digital image of an eighteenth century manuscript recipe book, probably compiled by a Mary Bennet. Here’s a detail of the page showing recipes for "a whipp’d syllabub extraordinary" and pancakes. The John Rylands University Library has another book which includes "an excellent cake my mother’s way which never fails", but unfortunately the paper was too fragile to scan.

Image courtesy of The John Rylands University Library.
See also: Stuff the diet!