Pykes or elys in ballocbroth
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany (England, 1460), entitled "Pykes or elys in ballocbroth". [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:

Pykes or elys in ballocbroth. Splett pykes scale hem clene & culpon eles small put hem yn a potte put ther to onyons mynsyd grete & herbes sese hem up with a lyour of bredd and put to hem stockefysch put ther to macys & clowys and powdyr of canell y nowe and a lytyll saveryn and put to hem stockfysch a qutte lyk un to and lete the pyke seth in a esy sause & serve hole pykys for lordys & quarters for othir men & culpons loke they be sesynde yn kynde and put broth y now upon the pyke & serve hym forth.

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macys: Mace.

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