PERIOD: England, 15th century | SOURCE: Harleian MS 279 | CLASS: Authentic
DESCRIPTION: A pork and egg pie, seasoned with honey & pepper
.xxxvij. Doucettes. Take Porke, & hakke it smal, & Eyroun y-melleyd to-gederys, & a lytel Milke, & melle hem to-gederys with Hony & Pepir, & bake hem in a cofyn, & serue forth.
- Austin, Thomas. Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books. Harleian MS. 279 & Harl. MS. 4016, with extracts from Ashmole MS. 1429, Laud MS. 553, & Douce MS 55. London: for The Early English Text Society by N. Trübner & Co., 1888.
GODE COOKERY TRANSLATION:
Doucettes. Take Pork, & hack it small, & eggs beaten together, & a little Milk, & mix it together with Honey & Pepper, & bake it in a pie shell, & serve forth.
Combine beaten eggs and a little milk. Thoroughly mix with the pork; the mixture should be thick and wet. Sweeten with honey and season with pepper. Place filling in pie shell and bake until pastry is golden and the filling has set. Serve forth!
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