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Lamprey Pie Old Elizabethan
Recipe

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

Picture of Hannah Woolley Recipe Book

Lamprey Pie Old Elizabethan Recipe

 

To make a Lamprey Pie
Take your Lamprey and gut him, and take away the black string in the back, wash him very well, and dry him, and season him with Nutmeg, Pepper and Salt, then lay him into your Pie in pieces with Butter in the bottom, and some Shelots and Bay Leaves and more Butter, so close it and bake it, and fill it up with melted Butter, and keep it cold, and serve it in with some Mustard and Sugar

 
 
 

Lamprey Pie Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Lamprey Pie 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'

 

Lamprey Pie 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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Lamprey Pie
Old Elizabethan Recipe

  • Ingredients for Lamprey Pie - an Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Cooking method for Lamprey Pie
  • Free Lamprey Pie  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Have fun reading this Lamprey Pie 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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