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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 most excellent Jelly for the Consumption.

Take a new-kill'd Cock, scald him, and wash him | | 172 clean, then take a Leg of Veal, and take away all the fat from it, and let them lie in water five or six hours, then seeth them together in a gallon of Spring-water, scum clean the fat off; thus let it seeth over a soft fire till the lliquor be half consumed; then put in a pottle of White-wine, let it boil to a quart; add hereunto the whites of new-laid Eggs, clarifie it and let it run through a Jellybag; then set it on the fire again, and put into it an ounce of gross Cinamon, and a pound of fine Sugar, and let it run twice or thrice through a Jelly-bag again; having made a Jelly hereof, eat thereof cold.