Capons in dorre
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Gentyll manly Cokere (MS Pepys 1047) (England, ca. 1500), entitled "Capons in dorre". [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:

Capons in dorre. Blanched almoundes grynd hem temper them vp with fare water un to A goode mylke And draw hit through A streynenor in to A pott do ther to saferon for yf thow wylt thow may cullor hit A litill ther with And put ther to sugure and salte and set hit on the fyre stere hit well and when hit is at the boylyng do ther to A litell goode wyne take hit fro the fyre And stere hit well And then take white brede and cut hit manor of brewes thyn tost them A litell on A rost yrne that thei be sumdele brown And then dyppe hem A litell in wyne And tost hem better and do a litell mylke in dysches and coche .iij. or .iiij. tostes in A dysche And powre more mylke A pon And serue hit forth. probatu est.

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To mak chekyns endort tak chekyns and skald them and tak out the brest bone and saue the skyn hole then rost them till they be enoughe and endore them with yolkes of eggs and when the endoringe is stiff let them rost no more also ye may rost kidde and endore them in the same manner. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

Chike endored. Take a chike, and drawe him, and roste him, And lete the fete be on, and take awey the hede; then make batur of yolkes of eyron and floure, and caste there-to pouder of ginger, and peper, saffron and salt, and pouder hit faire til hit be rosted ynogh. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

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Searchable index of "Gentyll manly Cokere (MS Pepys 1047)". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
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