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Fricasie of Eggs Old Elizabethan
Recipe

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Picture of Hannah Woolley Recipe Book

Fricasie of Eggs Old Elizabethan Recipe

 

To make a Fricasie of Eggs
Beat twelve Eggs with Cream, Sugar, beaten spice and Rosewater, then take thin slices of Pomewater Apple, and fry them well with sweet Butter; when they are enough, take them up, and cleanse your pan, then put in more butter and make it hot, and put in half your Eggs and fry them; then when the one side is fryed lay your Apples all over the side which is not fryed, then pour in the rest of your Eggs, and then turn it and fry the other side, then serve it in with the Juice of an Orange and Butter, and Sugar

 
 
 

Fricasie of Eggs Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Fricasie of Eggs 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'

     

    Fricasie of Eggs 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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    Fricasie of Eggs Old Elizabethan Recipe

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    • Free Fricasie of Eggs  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
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    • What food people ate during the Renaissance era
    • The cooking instructions used
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