William Varral's Soup for Supper

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From 18th century England. "This may seem to be but a simple thing to place among these high matters; but I never see it come from table without a terrible wound in it. If it has but the approbation of a few it will pay very well for the room it takes up here." Serve very cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place milk, cream, lemon rind, coriander, bay leaves, cinnamon and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer a few minutes and allow to cool.
  2. Add the almonds and again bring to boil. Simmer a few minutes then rub mixture through a sieve.
  3. Combine egg yolks, orange juice and lemon juice. Whisk into soup.
  4. Heat again but do not boil.
  5. Allow to cool, then chill thoroughly before serving.
  6. Times listed are very approximate.

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