To boyle Pigeons
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from A NEVV BOOKE of Cookerie (England, 1615), entitled "To boyle Pigeons". [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:

To boyle Pigeons. PArboyle your Pigeons with Parsley in their bellies, and Butter: put them in a Pipkin with strong broth, about a quart thereof, a ribbe of Mutton, large Mace, a little grosse Pepper, beaten Sinamon, a little Ginger and Sugar, a few Razins of the Sunne, a few Currens, Barberryes in bunches, halfe a pinte of white wine, boyle all together with a little Bread steeped in broth, to collour it: straine it with some of the broth, and put it into the Pipkin: let them boyle till they be enough, and so serue them in. This broth may serue to boyle Woodcockes, or Patridges in, with this difference, take some of the broth out of the Pigeon, and put in a minst Onyon. Let it boyle vntill it be enough.

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Boiled Pigeons. When the pigeons are cooked, take fat broth, take six yolks of raw eggs, & beat them with white wine, then take a small handful of finely chopped parsley, & put therein the eggs, & when it starts to boil, drop the eggs therein, & remove from the fire, for fear so that it won't turn curdled, in the summer put cranes or egrets therein. [Ouverture de Cuisine]

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Searchable index of "A NEVV BOOKE of Cookerie". Medieval Cookery.
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