Time: Altogether, 15 minutes

Sufficient for 6 or 7 persons

  1. 2 small teaspoonfuls of arrowroot
  2. 4 dessert-spoonfuls of pounded sugar
  3. the juice of 1 lemon
  4. 1/4 teaspoonful of grated nutmeg
  5. 1/2 pint of water
  • Mix the arrowroot smoothly with the water
  • Put this into a stewpan
  • Add the sugar, strained lemon-juice, and grated nutmeg
  • Stir these ingredients over the fire until they boil, when the sauce is ready for/li>

  • A small quantity of wine, or any liqueur, would very much improve the flavour of this sauce: it is usually served with bread, rice, custard, or any dry pudding that is not very rich.

    Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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