To make a tarte of damsons
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from A Proper newe Booke of Cokerye (England, mid-16th c.), entitled "To make a tarte of damsons". [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 make a tarte of damsons. Take damsons and boyle theym in wyne, eyther red or claret, and put there to a dosen of peares, or els whyte bread, too make theym styffe wyth all, then drawe theym up wyth the yolkes of syxe egges and swete butter and so bake it.

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To make a Tarte of Damsons. Take Damsons and seeth them in Wine, and straine them with a little Creame, then yoyle your stuffe ouer the fire till it be thicke, put thereto, suger, synamon and ginger, but set it not into the Ouen after, but let your paste be baked before. [The Good Housewife's Jewell]

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


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damsons: Plums.

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Searchable index of "A Proper newe Booke of Cokerye". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "The Good Housewife's Jewell". Medieval Cookery.
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