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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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Pig roasted with the Hair on.

Take a Pig, and draw out his Entrails, Liver and Lights, draw him very clean at vent, and wipe him, cut off his Legs and truss him, and prick up the Belly close, Spit it, and lay it to the fire; have a care of scorching it; when it is a quarter roasted, the skin will rise up in blisters from the flesh, then with your hands or knife, pull off the skin and hair; being cleanly flay'd out flashes down to the bones, baste it with Buter or Cream, then bread it with grated white-bread, Currans, Sugar and Salt, all together; and thus baste it and dredg it till the Body be covered an inch thick, then the Pig being thoroughly roasted, draw it and serve it up whole, with Sauce made of Wine-Vinegar, whole Cloves, whole Cinamon, and Sugar boiled to a Syrrup.