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== Period Recipe ==
'''Original recipe: England, 14th century, ''Forme of Cury'' '''
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From the [[Forme of Cury]]
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:'''''COMPOST''. C.'''
  
103. Compost. 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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'''Redaction:''' ''Serves 12 - 15.''
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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.
  
* 2 lbs. carrots, sliced
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== Modern recipe ==
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* Serves 12 - 15.
* 3-4 pears, sliced thin
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* May be stored for a week or more.  
* 1 tsp. salt
 
* 6 Tbs. vinegar
 
* 2 tsp. ginger
 
* few threads saffron
 
* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white wine
 
 
* 1 Tbs. ground mustard
 
* 3/4 cup currants
 
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
 
* . each anise seed & fennel seed
 
  
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=== Ingredients ===
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* 2 lbs. [[carrot]]s, sliced
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* 1/2 head [[cabbage]], in small pieces
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* 3-4 [[pear]]s, sliced thin
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* 1 tsp. [[salt ]]
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* 6 Tbs. [[vinegar]]
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* 2 tsp. [[ginger]]
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* few threads [[saffron]]
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* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white [[wine]]
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* 1/2 cup [[honey]]
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* 1 Tbs. ground [[mustard]]
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* 3/4 cup [[currant]]s
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* 1 tsp. [[cinnamon]]
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* 1/2 Tbs. each [[anise]] seed & [[fennel]] seed
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=== Method ===
 
# Boil carrots and cabbage for several minutes
 
# Boil carrots and cabbage for several minutes
 
# Add pears. Cook until tender; drain well.
 
# Add pears. Cook until tender; drain well.
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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
  
May be stored for a week or more.  
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== Notes ==
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The historical version of the recipe was taken from the [[Project Gutenberg]] e-text of the [[Forme of Cury]].
  
(http://www.godecookery.com/goderec/grec5.htm)
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[[Category:Recipes]][[Category:Forme of Cury]][[Category:VicCG]][[Category:VicCG-Elspeth]]

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.