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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Brawn made of a Sucking-Pig, otherways called Souced Pig.

Chuse not a spotted Pig for handfomeness-sake but one that is white; Scald him, and cut off his head, parting him down the back, draw and bone him, the sides being throughly cleansed from the blood, and soaked in several clean waters, dry the sides thereof, season them with Nutmeg, Ginger and Salt, rowl them, and put them up in clean Clothes; then take as much water as will cover it in the boiling-pan two inches over and above, and add two quarts of | | 125 White-wine thereunto. When the liquor boils, put in your Collars with Salt, Mace, sliced Ginger, Parsley-roots, and Fennel-roots scraped and picked; being half boil'd, put in a quart of White-wine more, being quite boil'd, put in slices of Lemon to it with the whole peel. Having souc'd it two or three days, dish it out on plates with Vinegar; or serve it in Collars with Mustard and Sugar.