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Quail Sauce Old Elizabethan Recipe

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To make Sauce for Quails


Take some Vine Leaves dried before the fire in a dish and mince them, then put some Claret Wine and a little Pepper and Salt to it, and a piece of Butter, and serve them with it. This Sauce is also for rosted Pigeons.

Quail Sauce Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Quail Sauce 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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