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== Period Recipe ==
 
== Period Recipe ==
 
From the [[Forme of Cury]].
 
From the [[Forme of Cury]].
:'''''PEERES'' IN CONFYT. XX.VI. XII.'''
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'''''PEERES'' IN CONFYT. XX.VI. XII.'''
  
:Take peeres and pare hem clene. take gode rede wyne & mulberes
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Take peeres and pare hem clene. take gode rede wyne & mulberes
 
oþer saundres and seeþ þe peeres þerin & whan þei buth ysode, take
 
oþer saundres and seeþ þe peeres þerin & whan þei buth ysode, take
 
hem up, make a syryp of wyne greke. oþer vernage with blaunche
 
hem up, make a syryp of wyne greke. oþer vernage with blaunche
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=== Ingredients ===
 
=== Ingredients ===
 
* 6 [[Pear]]s, peeled, cored and quartered
 
* 6 [[Pear]]s, peeled, cored and quartered
* 2 cups [[Red Wine]]
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* 2 cups Red [[Wine]]
* 2 cups [[Blueberries]]
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* 2 cups [[blueberry|Blueberries]]
 
* 2 cups [[Sugar]]
 
* 2 cups [[Sugar]]
 
* 1 teaspoon [[Cloves]]
 
* 1 teaspoon [[Cloves]]
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=== Method ===
 
=== Method ===
 
# Soak pears in the red wine and blueberries for a couple of hours.
 
# Soak pears in the red wine and blueberries for a couple of hours.
# Take out the pears and add sugar and spices. Simmer over low heat for an hour to reduce and thicken into a light syrup
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# Take out the pears and add sugar and spices. [[Simmer]] over low heat for an hour to reduce and thicken into a light [[syrup]]
 
# Strain the syrup to remove the grains of spices and blueberry skins.
 
# Strain the syrup to remove the grains of spices and blueberry skins.
 
# Add pears and return to simmer for an hour.
 
# Add pears and return to simmer for an hour.
  
To serve, add a good spoonful of double cream and some candied lemon zest.
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To serve, add a good spoonful of double [[cream]] and some candied [[lemon]] zest.
  
 
YiS to medieval cooking,<br>
 
YiS to medieval cooking,<br>

Latest revision as of 13:21, 2 September 2007

Period Recipe

From the Forme of Cury. PEERES IN CONFYT. XX.VI. XII.

Take peeres and pare hem clene. take gode rede wyne & mulberes oþer saundres and seeþ þe peeres þerin & whan þei buth ysode, take hem up, make a syryp of wyne greke. oþer vernage with blaunche powdour oþer white sugur and powdour gyngur & do the peres þerin. seeþ it a lytel & messe it forth.

Notes

  • Peeres. pears.
  • mulberes. mulberries, for colouring.
  • Vernage. Vernaccia, a sort of Italian white wine. V. Gloss.

Modern Recipe

PeersinConfyt.jpg

Pears in Red Wine

Serves 6 normally or 10 at feast

Ingredients

Method

  1. Soak pears in the red wine and blueberries for a couple of hours.
  2. Take out the pears and add sugar and spices. Simmer over low heat for an hour to reduce and thicken into a light syrup
  3. Strain the syrup to remove the grains of spices and blueberry skins.
  4. Add pears and return to simmer for an hour.

To serve, add a good spoonful of double cream and some candied lemon zest.

YiS to medieval cooking,
Nicolette Dufay

Notes

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