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Green Pudding Old Elizabethan
Dessert Recipe

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Green Pudding Old Elizabethan Dessert Recipe

 

Take a Quart of Cream and boil it, then put in twelve Eggs, yolks and whites well beaten, and one Manchet grated small, a little salt, beaten Spice and some Sugar: Then colour it well with some Juice of Spinage, or if you will have it yellow, colour it with Saffron, so boil it in a wet Cloth flowred as before, and serve it in with Wine, Sugar and Butter, and stick it with blanched Almonds split in halves, and pour the sauce over it, and it will look like a Hedghog. You may at some time stick it with Candied Orange Pill or Limon Pill, or Eringo Roots Candied, you may sometimes strew on some Caraway Comfits, and if you will bake it, then put in some Marrow, and some Dates cut small: thus you have many Puddings taught in one.

 
 
 

Green Pudding Old Elizabethan Dessert Recipe
The above Old dessert recipe for Green Pudding 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'

     

    Green Pudding 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 and entitled
    :

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

     

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    Green Pudding
    Old Elizabethan Dessert Recipe

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

     
     

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