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peper For swans

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

Peper for swans. Take brown bread, toast it and soften it with water and vinegar and put it through [a strainer] and boil it and add nutmeg, cloves, melted sugar, cinnamon, mace, and wine with vinegar. Then you shall let it thicken well, amd when one serves it one also strews cinnamon over.


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