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‘Pancake’, from the Burnfoot Property recipe guide, 1782
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This webpage has been taken from the manuscript recipe book of Margaret Malcolm, which was started out in 1782. The two the recipe for ‘Mother Eve’s Pudding’ and the one particular for ‘Pancakes’ were offered to Margaret by Lady Elizabeth Carnegie, a neighbouring lady who appears to have usually taken tea at Burnfoot.
In a single of these recipes Margaret has written ‘half a mutchkin (ie an English pint)’. It seems that she could have felt a lot more comfortable with the English measure. Undoubtedly she was probably to have been influenced by English suggestions as she regularly visited English relatives and her sons had been educated in England.
The Nationwide Library of Scotland holds a fascinating and useful series of seven recipe books which survive from the Malcolm family. The earliest was commenced by Margaret Malcolm in 1782, a number of have been then written by her daughter Stephana and her daughter-in-law Clementina, and the final in the series was written by Margaret’s excellent grand-daughter, Mary Malcolm.
NLS reference: Acc.10708/1
Recipe Cards Booklet
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