Victorian Violet And Rose Pastille Recipes

Victorian Violet And Rose Pastille Recipes

I’ve found some Victorian recipes for flower scented pastilles: violet and rose pastilles. The violet pastilles are flavored with orris root powder, while the rose pastilles are flavored with rosewater or rose oil. As soon as I find the time I’ll try out these recipes. I’d also like to make violet pastilles with real violet flowers, but haven’t found a recipe yet.

Orris Lozenges (The Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts, 1841)
  • 1 ounce orris powder
  • 2 pounds white sugar
  • 1 pound starch

‘Mix with a weak decoction of Brazil wood.’

 

Violet Lozenges (The Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts, 1841)
  • 1 ounce ounce orris powder
  • 1 ounce gum arabic
  • 2 pounds white sugar
  • 1 drachm cochineal and 1 quart water macerated for two days

‘Make into a thick paste’.

 

candied violet flowers
Candied violets

 

Rose Lozenges (The Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts, 1841)
  • 6 pounds sugar
  • 1 pound starch
  • 1 drachm attar of roses
  • 12 ounces powdered gum

‘Mix with water, pinked with cochineal.’

 

Rose Drops (The Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts, 1841)
  • 6 ounces rosewater
  • 2 pounds sugar

‘Make into drops.’

 

candied violets

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