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Soup a la Cantatrice

An Excellent Soup, very Beneficial for the Voice.


  • 3 ounces of sago
  • 1/2 pint of cream
  • yolks of 3 eggs
  • 1 lump of sugar
  • seasoning to taste
  • 1 bay-leaf (if liked)
  • 2 quarts of medium stock


Having washed the sago in boiling water, let it be gradually added to the nearly boiling stock. Simmer for 1/2 an hour, when it should be well dissolved. Beat up the yolks of the eggs, add to them the boiling cream; stir these quickly in the soup, and serve immediately. Do not let the soup boil, or the eggs will curdle.

Time: 40 minutes.

Seasonable all the year.

Sufficient for 8 persons.

Note: This is a soup, the principal ingredients of which, sago and eggs, have always been deemed very beneficial to the chest and throat. In various quantities, and in different preparations, these have been partaken of by the principal singers of the day, including the celebrated Swedish Nightingale, Jenny Lind, and, as they have always avowed, with considerable advantage to the voice, in singing.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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