17th Century: Piramidis Creams

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Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

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Steeple creams, Spanish paps and piramidis creams were all seventeenth century leach-type opaque white jellies made with various gelling agents such as hartshorn, isinglass, calves foot jelly, ivory, gum arabic, etcetera. They were moulded in old-fashioned drinking glasses that were slightly fluted. Recipes would often mention that the jelly should look like a sugar loaf.