Buttered Loaves Recipe

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Buttered Loaves Recipe

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Buttered Loaves
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Buttered Loaves Recipe

To make the best Buttered Loaves
To make buttered Loaves. Take the yolks of twelve Eggs, and six whites, and a quarter of a pint of yeast, when you have beaten the Eggs well, strain them with the yeast into a Dish, then put to it a little Salt, and two rases of Ginger beaten very small, then put flower to it till it come to a high Past that will not cleave, then you must roule it upon your hands and afterwards put it into a warm Cloath and let it lye there a quarter of an hour, then make it up in little Loaves, bake; against it is baked prepare a pound and a half of Butter, a quarter of a pint of white wine, and halfe a pound of Sugar; This being melted and beaten together with it, set them into the Oven a quarter of an hour.

Buttered Loaves Tudor Food Recipe
The above Tudor recipe for Buttered Loaves is written in totally different fashion to modern recipe books!

  • There were no lists of ingredients in Tudor recipes - these were included as part of the text
  • Ingredient measurements were extremely basic during the Tudors era and  quantities were not often specified!
  • Temperature control was difficult and therefore not specified - this was left to the cook
  • Cooking times were also vague and left to the cook
  • It was assumed that the person reading the recipe would already have some knowledge of cooking

The History of the Recipe Book

  • Some of the language might be referred to as 'Olde English'
  • The art of cooking and the recipe was passed verbally from one generation to the next
  • The first printed book ever to be published in English was in 1474!
  • Many Tudor women were unable to read
  • The idea of a Recipe Book was an entirely new concept in the renaissance period of the Tudors
  • The first Recipe Books to be printed in England which included many old Tudor and  Medieval recipes were called:

    • 1545 - 'A Propre new booke of Cokery'
    • 1588 - 'The Good Huswifes Handmaid for Cookerie in her kitchen'
    • 1596 - 'The Good Hyswife's Jewell'
    • 1610 'Mrs. Sarah Longe her Receipt Booke'

Buttered Loaves Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from the book entitled:

The Compleat Cook
Expertly Prescribing The Most Ready Wayes, Whether Italian, Spanish Or French, For Dressing Of Flesh And Fish, Ordering Of Sauces Or Making Of Pastry
Author: Anonymous
Printed by E.B. for Nath. Brook , at the Angel in Cornhill , 1658

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