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PERIOD: England, late 15th c. | SOURCE: MS Pepys 1047 | CLASS: Authentic

DESCRIPTION: Tarts of marrow, almond milk, & spices.

Facsimile of receipt from the original manuscript:

Transcription of original receipt:

Dowcetts (12.1)

Take past and make lityll cofyns lesse then sawsers and set them yn the oven and hardyn hem and take mary of a nox cow and goode almoundes mylk and stere them well to gethur with sugur And powder of ginger And synamome and salt and put in the Cofyns and set them yn þe oven to bake and serue hit furth all with white colours.

Modern translation:

Doucettes (12.1)

Take pastry and make little pie shells smaller than saucers and set them in the oven and harden them and take marrow of an ox and good almond milk and stir them well together with sugar and powdered ginger and cinnamon and salt and put it in the pie shells and set them in the oven to bake and serve it forth all with white colors (other foods or items colored white).

(12.1) Dowcetts - small sweet pies or flans. From the word doucet, meaning sweetish. See Austin, p. 127.

Modern recipe:

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