Mirror of Literature,  3 (1824), 127–28.

Russian Mode of Making Butter





Domestic Economy, Invention, Patents, Microbiology

    Begins: 'Observing in a monthly scientific journal, an article on the subject of making butter in winter, I beg leave to furnish a few particulars on that subject, as practised in Russia'. Describes a process recently invented by 'a Russian nobleman', which involves simmering the milk for fifteen minutes. (127) Comments that the milk 'is possessed of almost the same value for ordinary purposes, and by some was considered more healthy, as they supposed the boiling or scalding to destroy whetever animalculae it may have contained' (128).

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