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Collar'd Beef Old Elizabethan
Recipe

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  • Cooking method for Collar'd Beef
  • Collar'd Beef  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
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Collar'd Beef Old Elizabethan Recipe

 

To make Collar'd Beef
Take a good Flank of Beef, and lay it in Pump water and Salt, or rather Saltpeter, one day and one night, then take Pepper, Mace, Nutmegs, Ginger, and Cloves, with a little of the Herb called Tarragon, beat your Spice, shred your Tarragon, and mingle these with some Suet beaten small, and strew upon your Beef, and so rowl it up, and tie it hard, and bake it in a pot with Claret Wine and Butter, let the pot be covered close, and something in the pot to keep the Meat down in the Liquor that it may not scorch, set it into the Oven with Houshold bread.

 
 
 

When it is baked, take it out, and let it cool, then hang it up one night in the Chimney before you eat it, and so as long as you please, serve it in with Bay Leaves, and eat it with Mustard and Sugar.

Collar'd Beef Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Collar'd Beef 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.
   
  • 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'

 

Collar'd Beef 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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Collar'd Beef Old Elizabethan Recipe

  • Ingredients for Collar'd Beef - an Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Cooking method for Collar'd Beef
  • Free Collar'd Beef  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
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  • What food people ate during the Renaissance era
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