Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | July 8, 2019

A Slice, a Piece and a Breast

For the receipt (recipe), Petit Patez or Little Pies, take only a Slice of Bacon, a little piece of Veal and the Breast of a Chicken.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | July 6, 2019

To make a Gooseberry Tansey

For the receipt (recipe), To make a Gooseberry Tansey, Take a Pint of green Gooseberries, pick them, and fry them in a Quarter of a Pound of fresh Butter ina a Frying-pan ’till they are sufficiently coddled, then pour upon them the Yolks of eight Eggs well beaten with a Quarter of a Pint of Cream, sweetened with Sugar to your Palate; fry it as you would a Tansey

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | July 4, 2019

Fry as a Tansey

After the mixture of egg yolks, cream and sugar has been poured on the coddled green gooseberries for the receipt (recipe), To make a Gooseberry Tansey, fry as you would a Tansey.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | July 2, 2019

Beaten with Cream

The three yolks of hen eggs and one goose egg yolk (equivalent of the yolks of eight eggs) for the receipt (recipe), To make a Gooseberry Tansey, are well beaten with a Quarter of a Pint of Cream and sweetened with Sugar to your Palate.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 30, 2019

Pour On Egg Yolks

After the gooseberries have been sufficiently coddled in butter for the receipt (recipe), To make a Gooseberry Tansey, then pour upon them the Yolks of eight eggs.  Instead of egg yolks of hen eggs, I used one goose egg yolk and three yolks of hen’s eggs.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 28, 2019

Until Sufficiently Coddled

The gooseberries for the receipt (recipe), To make a Gooseberry Tansey, were fried in butter ’til they are sufficiently coddled.  To coddle is to heat just below the boiling point and it was common to coddle fruit.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 26, 2019

Fry Them

After the green, unripe gooseberries have been “picked” the next step for the receipt (recipe), To make a Gooseberry Tansy, is to fry them in a Quarter of a Pound of fresh Butter in a Frying-pan.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 24, 2019

Pint of Green Gooseberries

For the receipt (recipe), To make a Gooseberry Tansy, first take a Pint of green Gooseberries, pick them.  Each berry needs to be topped and tailed.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 22, 2019

Green Gooseberry

The term “green gooseberry” today typically means a variety of gooseberry that is green in color when ripe.  For the 18th century receipt (recipe), To make a Gooseberry Tansy, the words “green gooseberry” refer to the unripe berry that has the taste of sour grapes.  This bush was picked in May and the gooseberries are just ripe this weekend.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 19, 2019

A Tart of Straw-Berries

For the receipt (recipe), A Tart of Straw-Berries, strawberries were laid in a paste one by one as thick as you can and strewed with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon and ginger.  Decorative paste was laid and the tart baked in a bake kettle.

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