This photo was taken at the Confectionery
class I recently attended at Bolton Mansion,
in Levittown, PA, which was led by Susan
McLellan Plaisted of Heart to Hearth Cookery.
The white porcelain pot contains Syllabub,
or “silly bubbles,” a common 18th Century
beverage. And it’s filled with just that,
nothing but bubbles. Bubbles that were
created when air was blown into a mixture
of cream and wine that’s been infused with
lemon juice and rosemary.
The little ceramic star-shaped “patty pans”
in the foreground contain caraway seeds.
These tiny slivers of intense flavor await their
multiple coatings of sugar, thus becoming confits.