Thursday, July 25, 2013

Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany - 55 Blaunche Bruet

Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany (Beinecke MS 163)

This manuscript is dated about 1460.

The 200 (approx.) recipes in the Wagstaff miscellany are on pages 56r through 76v.

Images of the original manuscript are freely available on the Yale University 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 © 2013 by Daniel Myers,


55. Blaunche Bruet
Take hennys or porke rostde & chopyde do hit yne a pott do almonde [p.62v] mylke ther to aley hit up withe floure of rye do ther yne a lytylle brothe & a quantyte of wyne clovys & macys & sesyne hit up withe venyger & pouderes & a lytylle sygure strenynede withe alekenet.


This recipe is a match for recipe 168 in A Noble Boke off Cookry.  Here, as in the recipe for "Bruet of kedes", the word "rys" was miscopied as "rye".
To mak blanche Bruet tak hennes and pork half rostid then chop them in peces and put them in a pot do ther to almond mylk and alay it up with flour of ryse or with whet floure and put ther to brothe or wyne hole clowes maces and sesson it with venygar pouder and sugur that is strawed with alkened and serue it.  [A Noble Boke off Cookry (England, 1468)]

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