Required: One ounce of loaf sugar.

Half a pint of any fruit syrup or plain syrup flavoured with vanilla. One gill of cream.

Put the sugar in a copper pan to melt and turn a light brown. Add the syrup at once to it, and let it boil for five minutes with the lid off the pan. Strain the sauce, and let it cool. Whip the cream slightly, and stir it into the syrup. Serve it as cold as possible.