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"vivees" Are Made Thus


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

"Vivees" are made thus. Boil the hindquarters of the mutton until the scum is boiled out. Chop them in pieces. Add mutton fat and raw eggs, poach only the yolks (?), and take some pepper tempered with wine. Add it [to the rest] and knead together. Then take the caul of a mutton, rinse it well in warm water and spread it out in front of you. Make little balls (litterally "small pastries") [of the mixture], roll the stuffing in the caul and close it with a small pin. Put it on the fire to let it brown.

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