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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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A Calves-head roasted.

Take the Head, and cleave it, and remove from thence the Brains, purge it well from the blood, then steep the Head in fair water warm five hours, in that time shift it twice or thrice; the last time cleanse the head; then boil the Brains and with it make a Pudding with some grated Bread, Beef-suet, and some Veal minced small together with sme Sage; let the pudding be seasoned with Cloves, Mace, Salt, Ginger, Sugar, five yolks of Eggs and Saffron; fill the Head with this Pudding, then close it up, and bind it fast with pack-thread, spit it and bind on the Caul with some of the Pudding round about it; as it roasts save the gravy; but when you use it for the sauce, blow off the fat, and add thereunto a little White- wine, a Nutmeg sliced, the juice of an Orange, Salt, and Sugar, and a piece of sweet Butter; before you take up the head, dredg it with grated Bread, beaten Cinnamon, minced Lemmon-peel with a little Salt.