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To make Water-gruel

PERIOD: England, 17th century | SOURCE: The Accomplish'd Lady's Delight In Preserving, Physick, Beautifying, and Cookery, 1675 | CLASS: Authentic

DESCRIPTION: Oatmeal cooked with currants and herbs

To make Water-gruel.

Take a Pottle of Water, a handful of great Oatmeal, pickt and beat in a Mortar, put it in boyling; when it is half enough, put to it two handfuls of Currans washed, a Faggot or two of sweet Herbs, four or five blades of large Mace, and a little sliced Nutmeg, let a Grain of Musk be infused a while in it; when it is enough, season it with Sugar and Rosewater, and put to it a little drawn Butter.

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