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Goosberry Fool Old Elizabethan Dessert Recipe

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To make a Goosberry Fool
Take a Pint and an half of Goosberries clean picked from the stalks, put them into a Skillet with a Pint and half of fair Water, scald them till they be very tender, then bruise them well in the Water, and boil them with a Pound and half of fine Sugar till it be of a good thickness, then put to it the Yolks of six Eggs and a Pint of Cream, with a Nutmeg quartered,

stir these well together till you think they be enough, over a slow fire, and put it into a Dish, and when it is cold, eat it.

Goosberry Fool Old Elizabethan Dessert Recipe
The above Old dessert recipe for Goosberry Fool 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.
  • Temperature control was difficult and therefore not specified.
  • Cooking times were vague - and left to the cook to decide.
  • It was assumed that the reader would already have some knowledge of cooking

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