"Queen Elizabeth Ist"
To bake a Swan
Scald it and take out the bones, and parboil it, then season it very
well with Pepper, Salt and Ginger, then lard it, and put it in a deep
Coffin of Rye Paste with store of Butter, close it and bake it very
well, and when it is baked, fill up the Vent-hole with melted Butter,
and so keep it; serve it in as you do the Beef-Pie