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Baked Turkey Old Elizabethan
Recipe

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

Picture of Hannah Woolley Recipe Book

 
 

Baked Turkey Old Elizabethan Recipe

To bake a Turkey or Capon
Bone the Turkey but not the Capon, parboil them, and stick Cloves on their brests, lard them and season them well with Pepper and Salt, and put them in a deep Coffin with good store of Butter, and close your Pie, and bake it, and soak it very well; when it is baked, fill it up with melted Butter, and when it is quite cold, serve it in and eat it with Mustard and Sugar: garnish it with Bay Leaves

 
 
 

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

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