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This is a recipe from medieval book. It is written in middle english, so very hard to understand. Please, help me.
TO MAKE A TART OF GOOSEBERRIES.
Take Goseberries, and perboyle them in white Claret wine, or Strong Ale, and withall boyle a little white bread: then take them up & draw them through a strainer as thicke as you can with the yolkes of five eggs, then season it up with Sugar, and half a dish of Butter, and so bake it.
This is from a book written in the late 14th century in french, and translated into English in 20th. So hard to understand what it means. Pleas help me.
Hereafter follow divers dinners and suppers of great lords and others and notes, whereupon you may choose, collect and learn whatsoever dishes it shall please you, according to the seasons and to the meats which are native to the place where you may be, when you have to give a dinner or a supper.
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