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Soft Pomatum


  • 1/2 pound of fresh lard
  • 1/4 pound of beef marrow
  • 2 spoonfuls of brandy
  • scented essence


Soak the lard and beef marrow in water for two or three days; squeezing and pressing it every day, and changing the water. Afterwards drain off the water, and put the lard and marrow into a sieve to dry. Then transfer it to a jar, and set the jar into a pot of boiling water. When the mixture is melted, put it into a basin, and beat it with the brandy. Then drain off the brandy, perfume the pomatum by mixing with it any scented essence that you please, and tie it up in gallipots.


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Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches (1840).

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