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swan's Neck


This is an excerpt from Wel ende edelike spijse
(Dutch, late 15th c. - Christianne Muusers, trans.)
The original source can be found at Christianne Muusers's website

Swan's neck. Cut the skin loose all around the shoulders and pull it off with the head. Make a stuffing from boiled pork with 12 eggs. Chop it together. Then bray saffron, pepper, ginger, cinnamon and cloves, tempered with wine. Knead together with the yolks of 6 eggs into your stuffing. Stuff the whole skin from the neck to teh head and bend it at the end. Then stick it lengthwise on [a spit] through the neck and head. Make a dough of flour and eggs and "gild" it around the neck [with the dough] and put it in front of a small fire.

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