A Copie of Doctor Steeuens water
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Introduction
This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from The Good Housewife's Jewell (England, 1596), entitled "A Copie of Doctor Steeuens water". [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:

A Copie of Doctor Steeuens water. Take a gallon of Gascoigne wine, then take Ginger, Galingale, Camamill, Cinamon, Graines, Cloues, Mace, anyseedes, Fennell seedes, Carraway seedes, of euery of them one dramme, that is two pence halfepeny waight, then take Suger minced, red Roses, Time, Pellitorie of the wall, wilde Margerum, Peniryall, Penimountain wilde Time, Lauender, auens, of euery of them one handfull, then beate the spice small, and bruse the hearbes, and put all to the wine, and let it stand twelue houres, stirring of it diuers times then still it in a Limbecke, and keepe the first pinte of water by it selfe, so it is best, then will come a second water, which is not so good as the first, the vertue of this water is this: It comforteth the spirites, and preserueth greatlye the youth of man, and helpeth inwarde diseases comming of colde, against the shaking of the Palsey, it cureth the contraction of sinewes and helpeth the vnception of women, it killeth the wormes in the bellye, it helpeth the toothache, it helpeth the colde Gowte, it comforteth the stomack, it cureth the cold Dropsye, it helpeth the Stone in the Bladder, and the Reines of the backe, it cureth the Canker, it helpeth shortlye a stinking breath. And who so vseth this water now and then and not too often, it preserueth him a good liking, and shall make him seeme yong very long.



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Materials
The original recipe calls for the following ingredients: [edit this list as appropriate]

wine
ginger
galingale
chamomile
cinnamon
grains_of_paradise
cloves
mace
anise
fennel
caraway
sugar
roses
thyme
pellitory
marjoram
pennyroyal
lavender
herbs


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


Procedure
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Bibliography

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Searchable index of "The Good Housewife's Jewell". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?goodh:161>. Accessed on October 16, 2019, 5:08 am.




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