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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from MS Douce 257 (England, 1381), entitled "Iussel". [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]

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Iussel. Nym eyryn wyþ al þe wytys & mice bred; grynd pepyr & safroun and do þereto, and temper yt wyþ god fresch broþ of porke and boyle it wel, & messe yt forþe.

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Iusshell. Take the ffry of a pyke, and cast hit rawe in a morter, and cast there to myced [correction; sic = MS. myced myced.] (Note: D. maynchete) brede grated, and bray hem asmall as thou maist; And if hit be to stonding, caste there-to a litull mylke of Almondes, And bray hit togidre, and strek (Note: Douce MS. strike) hit togidre with thi honde; And cast there-to a litull saffron with Sugur and salt, And put all in a treen boll, and trull (Note: ? twille, as Douce MS) hit to-gidre with thi honde; And loke that hit be no3t to thik, but as a man may powre it oute of the boll; And then take a pan, and caste thereto faire grauey of a pike, or of a fressh samon, and drawe hit thorgh a streynour, and sette it ouer the fire; and take faire parcely and Sauge, and caste there-to, and lete hit boile, and caste there-to a litull saffron and salt; And whan hit hath boyled a while, sterre hit fast, and caste the stuff thereto, and ster hit euermore. And whan hit is al oute of the bolle, cast it (Note: Added from Douce MS.) a litell and a litell into the pan, stere it softer and softer til hit be ron to-gidre; And then take a ladell or a skymmour, and drawe hit togidre soft til hit come to-gidre, And take hit fro the fire, and sette the vessell on a fewe colys, and lete hit wax stiff be his owne accorde, and then serue it forth with a skymour, like as thou wolt serue Iussell, all hote. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

Iusselle. Take myud bred, and eyren þou swynge. Do hom togeder with out lettyng, Take fresshe broth of gode befe, Coloure hit with safron, þat is me lefe, Boyle hit softly, and in þo boylyng, Do þer to sage and persely 3oyng. [Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]]

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Searchable index of "MS Douce 257". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?douce:21>. Accessed on July 12, 2020, 10:33 pm.

Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?twofi:385>. Accessed on July 12, 2020, 10:33 pm.

Searchable index of "Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?liber:16>. Accessed on July 12, 2020, 10:33 pm.

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