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Musk flavoured sweets, to freshen the breath (Murrell 1617, etc). A form of Kissing Comfit (qv).

Original Receipt in 'The Accomplisht Cook' by Robert May, 1660 (Robert May 1660);

To make Muskedines called Rising Comfits or Kissing Comfits.
Take half a pound of refined sugar, being beaten and searsed, put into it two grains of musk, a grain of civet, two grains of ambergriese, and a thimble full of white orris powder, beat all these with gum-dragon steeped in rose-water; then roul it as thin as you can, and cut it into little lozenges with your iging-iron, and stow them in some warm oven or stove, then box them and keep them all the year.

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