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Collar'd Beef Old Elizabethan Recipe

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Collar'd Beef Old Elizabethan RecipeTo make Collar'd Beef
Take a good Flank of Beef, and lay it in Pump water and Salt, or rather Saltpeter, one day and one night, then take Pepper, Mace, Nutmegs, Ginger, and Cloves, with a little of the Herb called Tarragon, beat your Spice, shred your Tarragon, and mingle these with some Suet beaten small, and strew upon your Beef, and so rowl it up, and tie it hard, and bake it in a pot with Claret Wine and Butter,

let the pot be covered close, and something in the pot to keep the Meat down in the Liquor that it may not scorch, set it into the Oven with Houshold bread.

When it is baked, take it out, and let it cool, then hang it up one night in the Chimney before you eat it, and so as long as you please, serve it in with Bay Leaves, and eat it with Mustard and Sugar.

Collar'd Beef Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Collar'd Beef is written in totally different way to today's recipe books.

  • There were no lists of ingredients - these were included as part of the text
  • Food and ingredient measurements were extremely basic - quantities were not often specified.
  • It was assumed that the reader would already have some knowledge of cooking

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