Suffolk is a county in the south-east region of England and these are a collection of local and regional recipes handed down within families who have lived and worked in the Suffolk area. All of the recipes below are regionally authentic, originally coming from recipe books published in the 1800s or 1900s, with the weights and measurements adjusted (alongside the old standards) where appropriate for the modern kitchen.
1/2 pint (300ml) cream, 1 lemon, 1/4 lb (125g) loaf sugar, 1 sherry-glassful (100ml) cooking shery, 1 sherry-glassful (100ml) cooking brandy.
Rub the rind of the lemon on the sugar till it is all absorbed. Put the sugar in a basin with sherry, brandy and lemon juice. When the sugar has melted pour in the cream, stirring all the time. Whisk at once till it thickens. Put in glasses in a cool place. Best made the day before it is to be eaten.