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Baked Goose Old Elizabethan
Recipe

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

Picture of Hannah Woolley Recipe Book

 
 

Baked Goose Old Elizabethan Recipe

To bake a Goose
Bone your Goose and parboil it, and season it with Pepper and Salt, and lay it into a deep Coffin with good store of Butter top and bottom, then bake it very well, and when it is baked, fill up the pie at the Vent-hole with melted Butter, and so serve it in with Mustard and Sugar and Bay-Leaves

 
 
 

Baked Goose Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Baked Goose 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 Goose 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 Goose Old Elizabethan Recipe

    • Ingredients for Baked Goose - an Old Elizabethan Recipe
    • Cooking method for Baked Goose
    • Free Baked Goose  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
    • Have fun reading this Baked Goose 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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