Gooseberry Fool Recipe

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Gooseberry Fool Recipe

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Gooseberry Fool
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Gooseberry Fool Recipe

To make the best Gooseberry Fool
To make a Gooseberry Fool. Take your Gooseberries, and put them in a Silver or Earthen Pot, and set it in a Skillet of boyling Water, and when they are coddled enough strain them, then make them hot again, when they are scalding hot, beat them very well with a good piece of fresh butter, Rose-water and Sugar, and put in the yolke of two or three Eggs; you may put Rose-water into them, and so stir it altogether, and serve it to the Table when it is cold.
 

Gooseberry Fool Tudor Food Recipe
The above Tudor recipe for Gooseberry Fool 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'

Gooseberry Fool 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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