Friday, May 14, 2010

For to Make Grewel Forced

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Forme of Cury (by Samuel Pegge)
original text from about A.D. 1390

For to Make Grewel Forced

—Take grewel and do to the fyre with gode flessh and seeþ it wel. take the lire of Pork and grynd it smal and drawe the grewel thurgh a Straynour and colour it wiþ Safroun and serue forth.

Modern English

To make a Forced Gruel (a cooked cereal forced- stuffed/enriched with meat)

—Take gruel and cook with good flesh and cook(on the stove stop) well. Take pork flesh and grind it small and draw this through a strainer, [as mentioned aboive, this is cooked well in a pot together] and colour it with saffron and serve it forth.

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