Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book (Harley MS 1735)
This manuscript is dated before 1485.
The 68 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.
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Tak rys nought over mychel skerved do it to the fyer with almonde mylke let it well tyl it be chargeaunt & do ther to pouder of canel & aperty of saffron & sugre & salt.
I could not find any other versions of this recipe. While there are a number of vaguely similar recipes in other sources, the similarities might only be due to the Crophill recipe consisting of very common ingredients.