iiij - Gyngerbrede
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books (England, 1430), entitled "iiij - Gyngerbrede". [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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iiij - Gyngerbrede. Take a quart of hony, and sethe it, and skeme it clene; take Safroun, pouder Pepir, and throw ther-on; take gratyd Brede, and make it so chargeaunt (Note: stiff) that it wol be y-lechyd; then take pouder Canelle, and straw ther-on y-now; then make yt square, lyke as thou wolt leche yt; take when thou lechyst hyt, an caste Box leves a-bouyn, y-stykyd ther-on, on clowys. And 3if thou wolt haue it Red, coloure it with Saunderys y-now.

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22 - To make Ginger-bread. Take three stale Manchets, and grate them: dry them, and sift them thorow a fine sieve: then adde unto them one ounce of Ginger being beaten, and as much Cinamon, one ounce of Liquorice and Anniseeds beeing beaten together, and searced, halfe a pound of sugar; then boil all these together in a posnet, with a quart of claret wine, till they come to a stiff paste with often stirring of it; and when it is stiffe, mould it on a table, and so drive it thin, and put it in your moulds: dust your moulds with Cinamon, Ginger, and Liquorice, being mixed together in fine powder. This is your Ginger-bread used at the Court, and in all Gentlemens houses at festival times. It is otherwise called dry Leach. [Delights for Ladies]

23 - To make dry Ginger-bread. Take half a pound of Almonds, and as much grated cake, and a pound of fine sugar, and the yolks of two new laid egges, the juice of a lemmon, and two grains of musk: beat all these together til they come to a paste: then print it with your moulds: and so dry it upon papers in an oven, after your bread is drawn. [Delights for Ladies]

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Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?twofi:157>. Accessed on April 6, 2020, 2:44 pm.

Searchable index of "Delights for Ladies". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?delig:22>. Accessed on April 6, 2020, 2:44 pm.

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