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Thus Shall One Purify And Skim The honey


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

Thus shall one purify and skim the honey. Take half a pint of fine white honey and put it in a pannikin on the fire and let it come to the boil three or four times. Then set it off the fire and take a spoon; with it skim all the scum off the top. And put this clear, purified honey in a pot. One shall use [honey] like this in the aforesaid ypocras and in the clareyt.

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