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Roast Pig with a Pudding in his Belly Old Elizabethan Recipe

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To Roast Pig with a Pudding in his Belly
Take a fat Pig and truss his head backward looking over his back, then make such Pudding as you like best, and fill his belly with it, your Pudding must be stiff, then sew it up, and Roast your Pig, when it is almost enough, wring upon it the Juice of a Limon, and when you are ready to take it up, wash it over with yolks of Eggs, and before they can dry, dredge it with grated bread mixed with a little Nutmeg and Ginger, let your Sauce be Vinegar, Butter and Sugar, and the yolks of hard Eggs minced.

Roast Pig with a Pudding in his Belly Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Roast Pig with a Pudding in his Belly 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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