A vegetarian? If you are you may "lose their liking for preparation possessing much flavour and seasoning and usually prefer simple fare." You are in danger of becoming insipid and flavourless. Such a diet is "apt to be monotonous, but not necessarily so." Your diet will only be tasty and "nourishing, palatable and varied, if they will avail themselves of the many food-stuffs which nature has generously placed at their disposal."
So, on the whole, Mrs Beeton and her publishers do not come down on the side of vegetarianism.
Why am I posting this inflammatory post? To cover up the mess that was my dessert: COFFEE CUSTARD.
Whilst it was tasty, it looked appalling and I'm going to hold off posting the recipe until I work the kinks out of it... Let's just say that my custard needs work...a lot of it. Baked custard just doesn't seem to be my thing... yet.
So here it is, with a slice of Panaforte made by one of my brownies as a Christmas present