Charlet Gentyl
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book (England, 1485), entitled "Charlet Gentyl". [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:

Charlet Gentyl. Tak pork & grynd it with cow melk breke eyren & draw hem & do ther to & saffron & grynd it al to gider seson it at the feyr & sythen let resten a qwyle tak than a clene cloth & do it ther inne & sye outh the iews tak sithen melk of almondys & ginger & galingale & mak a sew chargeant as grave & do ther to sugre & clowes & maces seson it wel do ther to qwyth salt tak sythen the charlet outh of the cloth & schere it with a knyf on schywer & do ther to the sew.

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galingale: Lesser Galingale (Alpinia officinarum), a member of the ginger family.

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