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To Make Fine Cracknels

This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
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To make fine cracknels. Take fine flowre and a good quantitie of egges as ameny as wil supply the flowre, then take as muche suger as will sweeten the past, and if you will not bee at the cost to rayse it with egges, and put thereto sweete water, Cynamon and a good quantitie of Nutmegges and mace, according to your bread, take a good quantitie of Annis seede, and let all this bee blended with your flowre, and the putting in of your egges or other moysture, then sette on your water and lette it bee at seething, before you put your Cracknelles in it they will goe to the bottome and at their rising take them out and drie them with a cloth then bake them.


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