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To Make Good Fine Ypocras


This is an excerpt from Een notabel boecxken van cokeryen
(Netherlands, ca. 1510 - C. van Tets, trans.)
The original source can be found at Willy Van Cammeren's website

To make good fine ypocras. Take a stoop and a half of red wine; hereto put the same amount of spring water. Set this on the fire and let it boil with an ounce of turnsole until the turnsole has given up its colour. Then set it off the fire and squeeze the turnsole out with the hands. Then take four ounces of skimmed and purified honey. Then mix therein cinnamon three ounces and a half, white ginger a drachm, grains of paradise, cloves, coriander, each eight grains. Then pour it all together through the sack as above.

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