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== Period Recipe ==
'''Original recipe: England, 14th century, ''Forme of Cury'' '''
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From the [[Forme of Cury]]
  
103. Compost.
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:'''Compost.'''
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'''Redaction:''' ''Serves 12 - 15.''
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== Modern recipe ==
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* Serves 12 - 15.
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* May be stored for a week or more.
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=== Ingredients ===
 
* 2 lbs. carrots, sliced  
 
* 2 lbs. carrots, sliced  
* head cabbage, in small pieces  
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* 1/2 head cabbage, in small pieces  
 
* 3-4 pears, sliced thin  
 
* 3-4 pears, sliced thin  
 
* 1 tsp. salt  
 
* 1 tsp. salt  
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* few threads saffron  
 
* few threads saffron  
 
* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white wine  
 
* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white wine  
* cup honey  
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* 1/2 cup honey  
 
* 1 Tbs. ground mustard  
 
* 1 Tbs. ground mustard  
 
* 3/4 cup currants  
 
* 3/4 cup currants  
 
* 1 tsp. cinnamon  
 
* 1 tsp. cinnamon  
* Tbs. each anise seed & fennel seed  
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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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# 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.  
 
# 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.  
  
May be stored for a week or more.
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== Notes ==
 
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The historical version of the recipes was taken from the [[Project Gutenberg]] e-text of the [[Forme of Cury]].
(http://www.godecookery.com/goderec/grec5.htm)
 

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