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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book (England, 1485), entitled "Counsis". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

Counsis. Tak capouns hennys & rost hem tyl thei been browne hew hem on gobets do hem in a brothz of fresch beef sethz hem softly or sethz hem ferst & rost hem after on a gredel tak the brothz & lye it up with bred force it with peper colour it with saffron sethz eyre hard kepe the yelkys hole hew the whyte smal & do ther to and do ther to the brothz & the capouns hew hem ther to boille it & set it doun seson it with yelkys swenged florysch it with hard yelkys & hole.

Related Recipes
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Counses. Tak capouns & dysch hem to the fyer & qwan thei ben soden tak bred & grynd it ther with & tempre it than do in spices and saffron sethe eyren hard & tak the qwyte & mynce it & do it in let it wellen take the yelkys of eyren & seson it ther with do to gres & salt & qwan it sal ben served do the yelkys of the eyren in the disch. [Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book]

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