Hannah Wolley (born 1623) was one of the most successful cookery book writers of her time. She is the first woman to have her name attributed to such a book, and the first to have attempted to make a living from writing about cookery. She wrote four books which contained recipes for general cookery, medical remedies and confectionery.
The Queen-Like Closet Or Rich Cabinet: Stored With All Manner Of Rare Receipts For Preserving, Candying And Cookery. Very Pleasant And Beneficial To All Ingenious Persons Of The Female Sex. By Hannah Wolley.
Take a Quart of Cream and boil it with whole Spice a while, then put in some grated Bread, and cover it off the Fire, that it may scald a little; then put in eight Eggs well beaten, and sweeten it with Sugar; then put in a Pint or more of whole Rasberries, and so boil it in a Cloth, and take heed you do not boil it too much, then serve it in with Wine, Butter and Sugar.
You may sometimes leave out the Rasberries, and put in Cowslip Flowers, or Goosberries.