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Hippocras


This is an excerpt from Le Viandier de Taillevent
(France, ca. 1380 - James Prescott, trans.)
The original source can be found at James Prescott's website

Hippocras. Take four ounces of very fine cinnamon, two ounces of fine cassia flowers, an ounce of selected Mecca ginger, an ounce of grains_of_paradise, and a sixth [of an ounce] of nutmeg and galingale combined. Crush them all together. Take a good half ounce of this powder and eight ounces of sugar [(which thus makes Sweet Powder)], and mix it with a quart of wine. (Edited from Power, p. 299.)

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Other versions of this recipe:

SPICES FOR HIPPOCRAS (Libre del Coch)

DUKE'S POWDER (Libre del Coch)

HIPPOCRAS (Le Menagier de Paris)

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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