The compleat housewife: or, Accomplish'd gentlewoman's companion: being a collection of several hundred of the most approved receipts, in cookery, pastry, confectionary, preserving, pickles, cakes, creams, jellies, made wines, cordials. And also bills of fare for every month in the year. : To which is added, a collection of near two hundred family receipts of medicines; viz. drinks, syrups, salves, ointments, and many other things of sovereign and approved efficacy in most distempers, pains, aches, wounds, sores, &c. never before made publick in these parts; fit either for private families, or such publick-spirited gentlewomen as would be beneficent to their poor neighbors.
Smith, E. (Eliza), d. ca. 1732.

To make March-pane.

TAKE a Pound of Jordan Almonds, blanch and beat them in a Marble Mortar very fine; then put to them three Quarters of a Pound of double-refin'd Su|gar, and beat with them a few Drops of Orange-flower Water; beat all together till 'tis a very good Paste, then roll it into what Shape you please; dust a little fine Su|gar under it as you roll it to keep it from sticking. To ice it, searce double-refin'd Sugar as fine as Flour, wet it with Rose-water, and mix it well together; and with a Brush or Bunch of Feathers spread it over your March|pane: Bake them in an Oven that is not too hot; put Wafer-paper at the Bottom, and white Paper under that, so keep them for Use.