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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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Parboil your Oysters in their own liquor, | | 143 then take them out and wash them in warm water, dry them, and season them with Pepper, Nutmeg, yolks of hard Eggs and Salt; the pye being made, put a few Currans in the bottom and lay on the Oysters with some sliced Dates in halfs, some large Mace, sliced Lemon, Barberries and Butter, close it up, and bake it, then liquor it with White-wine, Sugar, and Butter.