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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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Make choice of fair uinces to make your Pye withal, pare them very thin, and core them, and lay them within your paste; add thereunto two races of Ginger sliced, as much Cinamon broaken into bits, and eight or ten whole Cloves; lay these with the Quinces close packed, with as much refined Sugar as the Quinces weigh, close it up; and having soaked four or five hours in the Oven, take it out and ice it.

You may otherwise make a Quince-Pye thus: Take a gallon of Flower, a pound and half of Butter, | | 150 six Eggs, thirty Quinces, three pounds of Sugar, half an ounce of Cinamon, the like quantity of Ginger and Cloves, and some Rosewater, then make it into a Pye or Tart; when it is baked, strew on some double refined Sugar.