Friday, November 27, 2015

Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book - 62 Char de Marchaunt

Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book (Harley MS 1735)

This manuscript is dated before 1485.

The 69 recipes in John Crophill's Commonplace Book are on pages 16v through 28v.

Images of the original manuscript are freely available on the British Library website.

I have done my best to provide an accurate, but readable transcription. Common abbreviations have been expanded, the letters thorn and yogh have been replaced with their modern equivalents, and some minor punctuation has been added.

Copyright © 2015 by Daniel Myers,


[62.] Char de Marchaunt
Tak good moton hew it on gobets & set it in a pot tak brod peper & percely grynd hem to gider tempre hem up with bred than do ther to salt & welle it.


This recipe is one of the few cases where there is a match in Noble without a corresponding one in Liber.
For To Mak Charmarchaunt. Tak restes of motton choped and put them in a faire pot and set them on the fier with clene water and boile it welle then take parsley and saige and bete it in a mortair with bred and draw it up to the brothe and put it in the pot with the flesh and let it sethe to gedure and salt it and serve it furthe.  [A Noble Boke off Cookry (England, 1468)]