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

Balough broþ. Tak pikys & spred hem abrod, & helys, if þou hast, fle hem & ket hem in gobettys; & seþ hem in half wyn & half in water. Tak vp þe pykys & elys & hold hem hote, & draw þe broþ þorwe a cloþe. Do powder of gyngeuer, peper & galyngale & canel into þe broþ & boyle yt, & do yt on þe pykys & on þe elys & serue yt forþ.

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canel: Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia - Sold as "cinnamon" in the United States). Possibly cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylenicum) as well.

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Searchable index of "MS Douce 257". Medieval Cookery.
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