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== Period Recipe ==
 
== Period Recipe ==
 
From the [[Forme of Cury]]
 
From the [[Forme of Cury]]
:'''Compost.'''
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:'''''COMPOST''. C.'''
  
:Take [[rote]] of [[persel]], of [[pasternak]], of rafens, scrape hem and waische hem clene. Take [[rapes]] & [[caboches]], ypared and [[icorue]]. Take an erthen panne with clene water & set it on the fire; cast alle Whan , & parboile hem wel. Take alle vp & lat it kele on a faire cloth. Do ; whan it is colde, do hit in a vessel; take vyneger , thynges nyyt, . Take [[wyne greke]] & hony, clarified togider; take lumbarde mustard & raisons coraunce, al hoole, & grynde powdour of [[canel]], powdour douce & aneys hole, & fenell seed. Take , &
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:Take [[rote]] of parsel. ''pasternak of rasenns''. scrape hem waisthe hem clene. take rapes & caboches ''ypared and icorne''. take an erthen panne with clene water & set it on the fire. cast all whan take up & lat it kele on a fair cloth, do vineger . thinges nyzt , take wyne greke and hony clarified togider lumbarde mustard & raisouns corance al hool. & grynde powdour of canel powdour douce. & aneys hole. & fenell seed. take . and .
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=== Notes ===
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* ''Compost''. A composition to be always ready at hand. Holme, III. p. 78. Lel. Coll. VI. p. 5.
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* ''Pasternak of rasenns''. Qu.
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* ''ypared and icorne''. The first relates to the Rapes, the second to the Caboches, and means carved or cut in pieces.
  
 
== Modern recipe ==
 
== Modern recipe ==
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=== Ingredients ===
 
=== Ingredients ===
* 2 lbs. carrots, sliced  
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* 2 lbs. [[carrot]]s, sliced  
* 1/2 head cabbage, in small pieces  
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* 1/2 head [[cabbage]], in small pieces  
* 3-4 pears, sliced thin  
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* 3-4 [[pear]]s, sliced thin  
* 1 tsp. salt  
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* 1 tsp. [[salt ]]
* 6 Tbs. vinegar  
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* 6 Tbs. [[vinegar]]
* 2 tsp. ginger  
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* 2 tsp. [[ginger]]
* few threads saffron  
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* few threads [[saffron]]
* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white wine  
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* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white [[wine]]
* 1/2 cup honey  
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* 1/2 cup [[honey]]
* 1 Tbs. ground mustard  
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* 1 Tbs. ground [[mustard]]
* 3/4 cup currants
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* 3/4 cup [[currant]]s
* 1 tsp. cinnamon  
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* 1 tsp. [[cinnamon]]
* 1/2 Tbs. each anise seed & fennel seed  
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* 1/2 Tbs. each [[anise]] seed & [[fennel]] seed  
  
 
=== Method ===
 
=== Method ===
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# Cover (the cloth works fine for this) and let stand overnight.
 
# Cover (the cloth works fine for this) and let stand overnight.
 
# Mix the vegetables with the currants and the seeds. Place in a non-metallic sealable container and set aside.
 
# Mix the vegetables with the currants and the seeds. Place in a non-metallic sealable container and set aside.
# In a separate pot, bring the honey, cinnamon, and wine to a boil, skimming off the scum until clear. Remove from heat and pour over the vegetable mixture. # Let cool and seal.  
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# In a separate pot, bring the honey, cinnamon, and wine to a boil, skimming off the scum until clear. Remove from heat and pour over the vegetable mixture.
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# Let cool and seal.
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Redacted by Elspeth Caerwent
  
 
== Notes ==  
 
== Notes ==  
 
The historical version of the recipe was taken from the [[Project Gutenberg]] e-text of the [[Forme of Cury]].
 
The historical version of the recipe was taken from the [[Project Gutenberg]] e-text of the [[Forme of Cury]].
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Latest revision as of 14:33, 7 July 2005

Period Recipe

From the Forme of Cury

COMPOST. C.
Take rote

Notes

  • Compost. A composition to be always ready at hand. Holme, III. p. 78. Lel. Coll. VI. p. 5.
  • Pasternak of rasenns. Qu.
  • ypared and icorne. The first relates to the Rapes, the second to the Caboches, and means carved or cut in pieces.

Modern recipe

  • Serves 12 - 15.
  • May be stored for a week or more.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Boil carrots and cabbage for several minutes
  2. Add pears. Cook until tender; drain well.
  3. Lay vegetables and pears on a clean cloth. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Let cool, then place in a large dish or container and add the vinegar, ginger, and saffron.
  5. Cover (the cloth works fine for this) and let stand overnight.
  6. Mix the vegetables with the currants and the seeds. Place in a non-metallic sealable container and set aside.
  7. In a separate pot, bring the honey, cinnamon, and wine to a boil, skimming off the scum until clear. Remove from heat and pour over the vegetable mixture.
  8. Let cool and seal.

Redacted by Elspeth Caerwent

Notes

The historical version of the recipe was taken from the Project Gutenberg e-text of the Forme of Cury.