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6. Duke's Powder

This is an excerpt from Libre del Coch
(Spain, 1520 - Robin Carroll-Mann, trans.)
The original source can be found at Mark S. Harris' Florilegium

6. DUKE'S POWDER. Half an ounce of cinnamon, one eighth of cloves, and for the lords cast in nothing but cinnamon, and a pound of sugar; if you wish to make it sharp in flavor and [good] for afflictions of the stomach, cast in a little ginger. And the weights of the spices in the apothecary shops are in this manner: one pound is twelve ounces , one ounce, eight drachms; one drachm, three scruples; another way that you can more clearly understand this: a drachm weighs three dineros, a scruple is the weight of one dinero, and a scruple is twenty grains of wheat.


Other versions of this recipe:


HIPPOCRAS (Le Menagier de Paris)

Hippocras (Le Viandier de Taillevent)

Hippocras and the wafer dish to finish (Le Menagier de Paris)

PUR FAIT YPOCRAS (Forme of Cury)

Pur fayre ypocras (Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7])

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