This recipe for Lemon Custards is tucked inside Georgiana’s diary. The double ‘S’ that looks like an ‘f’ and her typical backward loop on the letter ‘d’ in some word endings (as in ‘scald’ in the last line) suggest its date as contemporary with the 1828/1829 diaries. I’ve always wondered if this very rich ‘8 egg’ recipe works but I doubt that it would be to our 21st century tastes because of its richness. It would have been a rather runny dessert, more like a drink, and served in what were known as ‘custard cups’.
J S Battye Library WA ACC 2877 A / 1