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To Make Snow

This is an excerpt from Ouverture de Cuisine
(France, 1604 - Daniel Myers, trans.)
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To make snow. Take a pot of new cream, 4 ounces of sugar, 4 ounces of rose water: take a little white broom like a large handful of twigs, & beat very strongly the cream half an hour long, then let it rest, & you will see scum form thereon like snow: then take a skimmer, & skim the snow off, & put it on a plate, a trencher thereunder, after resting taste the snow, & beat again the cream like before, until you have enough snow: then put it into little plates, a branch of rosemary therein, & serve so.


Other versions of this recipe:

To make a dish of Snow (A Book of Cookrye)

To make snow (Das Kuchbuch der Sabina Welserin)

For dry snow (Ouverture de Cuisine)

To make a dyschefull of Snowe (A Proper newe Booke of Cokerye)

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