To make Mellons and Pompons sweet.
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from The Second part of the good Hus-wiues Iewell (England, 1597), entitled "To make Mellons and Pompons sweet.". [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
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To make Mellons and Pompons sweet.. TAke fine Suger and dissolue it in water, then take séedes ot Mellons and cleaue the[n] a litle on the side that sticketh to the Mellon, and put them in the sugred water, adding to them a little rosewater. Leaue the saide séedes so by the space of thrée or foure houres, then take them out, and you shall sée that as soone as the saide séedes be dry, it wil close vp again. Plant it and there will come of it such Mellons, as the like hath not béen séene. If you wil haue them to giue the sauour of Muske: put in the said water a little muske, and fine Sinamon, and thus you may doo the seedes of Pompones, and Cowcumbers.

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