Monday, June 14, 2010


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


—Take and make a Crust in a trape. & take a cruddes and wryng out þe wheyze. and drawe hem þurgh a straynour and put in þe straynour crustes. do þerto sugur the þridde part & somdel whyte of Ayrenn.
& shake þerin blomes of elren. & bake it up with curose (eurose) & messe it forth.

Modern English

(Elderflower Cheese Pie)

—Take and make a crust in a vessel and take (cheese)curds and wring out the whey and pass this through a strainer and put into the pastry shell, and with this, add a third part(measure) of sugar and a bit less of egg whites and shake elderflowers into this and bake it up with rosewater and serve it forth.

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