A Boke of Gode Cookery Presents

For to make wardens in conserue

PERIOD: England, 1545 | SOURCE: A Propre new booke of Cokery | CLASS: Authentic

DESCRIPTION: a syrup for preserving pears and other items

For to make wardens in conserue.

First make the sirup in this wise / take a quarte of good romney & put a pynte of clarified honey a pounde or a half of suger / and mingle all these togyther ouer the fire tyll tyme thei sethe / & then set it to coole. And this is a good sirup for many thynges / and will be kepte a yere or twoo. Then take thy warden & scrape clene a waye the barke / but pare theim not / and seeth them in good red wyne so that thei be well soked / and tender that the wyne be nere hande soked in to them / then take and strayne them through a clothe or through a strainer into a vessell / then put to them of this sirop aforesaied till it be almoste filled and then cast in the pouders / as fine canell / synamon / pouder of gynger and suche other and put in boxes and kepe it if thou wilte. And make thy sirrop as if thou wylte wurke in quantite as if thou wylte wurke twentie wardens or more or lesse as by experyence.


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