Friday, September 18, 2015

Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book - 12 Browes de Chaudoun

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,


[12.] Browes de Chaudoun
Tak flour & yelkys of eyren mak past mak pelets smal frye hem in oyle de oyle and in sugre or in freysch gres do in the past aparty of the pouder.


While there are plenty of surviving recipes for funnel cakes, I could not find anything for making fried dough balls like this recipe. The phrase "oyle de oyle" is most likely a copyist error for "oil de olive"

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