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To Make A chickin pye.

This is an excerpt from A Book of Cookrye
(England, 1591)
The original source can be found at Mark and Jane Waks' website

To make a Chickin Pye. Scalde the Chickins, draw them, and pull out the brest bones, then season them with cloves and mace, Pepper and Salte, and if you have them grapes, or gooseberies: when you have so doon, make paste of fine flowre, and put in your Chickins, and set them in the Oven, then boyle foure Egs hard, then take the yolks and strain them with vergious, and put Sugar thereto and put it into your chicken pye when it is half baked, and when it is ready to be served in, annoint it over with butter, Sugar & rosewater, then put it into the oven til you serve them in.


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