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Baked Swan Old Elizabethan
Recipe

  • Ingredients for Baked Swan - an Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Cooking method for Baked Swan
  • Baked Swan  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Have fun reading this Baked Swan old recipe
  • What food people ate during the Renaissance era

Picture of Hannah Woolley Recipe Book

 
 

Baked Swan Old Elizabethan Recipe

To bake a Swan
Scald it and take out the bones, and parboil it, then season it very well with Pepper, Salt and Ginger, then lard it, and put it in a deep Coffin of Rye Paste with store of Butter, close it and bake it very well, and when it is baked, fill up the Vent-hole with melted Butter, and so keep it; serve it in as you do the Beef-Pie

 
 
 

Baked Swan Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Baked Swan is written in totally different way to today's recipe books!

  • There were no lists of ingredients - these were included as part of the text
  • Food and ingredient measurements were extremely basic - quantities were not often specified!
  • Temperature control was difficult and therefore not specified!
  • Cooking times were vague - and left to the cook to decide!
  • It was assumed that the reader would already have some knowledge of cooking
 

The History of the Recipe Book

  • Some of the language might be referred to as 'Olde English'
  • The art of cooking and the recipe was passed verbally from one generation to the next
  • The first printed book ever to be published in English was in 1474!
  • Most Elizabethan women were unable to read!
  • The idea of a Recipe Book was an entirely new concept
  • The first Recipe Books to be printed in England which included many old Elizabethan and Medieval recipes were called:

    • 1545 - 'A Propre new booke of Cokery'
    • 1588 - 'The Good Huswifes Handmaid for Cookerie in her kitchen'
    • 1596 - 'The Good Hyswife's Jewell'
    • 1610 'Mrs. Sarah Longe her Receipt Booke'

 

Baked Swan Old Elizabethan Recipe

The above Old recipe is taken from the book by Hannah Woolley (1622-1675) printed at the White Lion in Duck-Lane, near West-Smithfield, London in 1672 entitled:

The Queen-like Closet
OR
RICH CABINET
Scored with all manner of
RARE RECEIPTS
FOR
Preserving, Candying and Cookery

 

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Baked Swan Old Elizabethan Recipe

  • Ingredients for Baked Swan - an Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Cooking method for Baked Swan
  • Free Baked Swan  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Have fun reading this Baked Swan old recipe
  • What food people ate during the Renaissance era
  • The cooking instructions used
  • The different types of food used in old recipes

 
 

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