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A Goodlye Secret For To Condite Or Confite orenges, citrons, And All Other fruites In Sirrop.


This is an excerpt from The Second part of the good Hus-wiues Iewell
(England, 1597)
The original source can be found at the University of Michigan's "Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse"

a goodlye secret for to condite or confite Orenges, citrons, and all other fruites in sirrop.. TAke Cytrons and cut them in peeces, taking out of them the iuice or substance, then boyle them in freshe water halfe an hower vntill they be tender, and when you take them out, cast the[n] in colde water, leaue them there a good while, the[n] set them on the fire againe in other freshe water, doo but heat it a little with a smal fire, for it must nrt seeth, but let it simper a litle, continue thus eight daies together heating the[n] euery day in hot water: some heat ye water but one day, to the end that the citrons be not too tender, but change

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