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To Make Manus Christi

This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
The original source can be found at

To make Manus Christi. Take sixe spoonefull of Rosewater, and graines of Ambergreece, and 4. grains of Pearle beaten very fine, put these three together in a Saucer and couer it close, and let it stande couered one houre, then take foure ounces of very fine Suger, and beat it small, and search it through a fine search, then take a little earthen pot glased, and put into it a spoonefull of Suger, and a quarter of spoonefull of Rosewater, and let the Suger and the Rosewater boyle together softelye, till it doe rise and fall againe three times. Then take fine Rie flowre, and sifte on a smooth borde, and with a spoone take of the Suger, and the Rosewater, and first make it all into a rounde cake, and then after into little Cakes, and when they be halfe colde, wet them ouer with the same Rosewater, and then laye on your golde, and so shall you make very good Manus Christi.


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