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Cookery and medicinal recipes of the Granville family [manuscript].
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Grenville family.
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ca. 1640-ca. 1750
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page 236 || page 237
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FSL collection
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236 Mr Hughs's blistring Plaister Take Burgundy pitch Eight ounces, Venice Turpentine & Cantharidis finely powder of each two ounces and a half. Mix these ingredients Well together over a gentle fire, little or much of this may be made by abating or encreaseing the Ingredients proportionally To Make a Perfume Put into four ounces of spirit of wine (that will burn all up) two scruples of Ambergrece, & one scruple of musk, tye them in a rag with a bit of lead to make'em sink hang it in the midle of the spirit of wine & set the glase in hot water till the spirit has desolved the musk & Ambergrece, stop the glase with a Cork stoped with hard wax or dip the cork in hard wax - a drop of this will perfume a quart of any Liquor page 237 To pott Salmon- Take a whole Salmon, and Splitt it, and wash it very clean, and scrape out the blood that is settled at the back bone, then cut it into severall pieces, then - season it with cloves mace, Iamaica pepper, black pepper, and salt to your discretion. Then put it into a pot close down, and cover'd w.ith butter on the top and a Layer of butter at the bottome, when it comes out of the Oven, bone it, and let it stand to drein the Gravy from it, When the Salmon is drein'd & cold, then press it, or, pound it, If you think it not season'd eno^ add more in the potting of it of all sorts the butter that is baked with it will go [a] towards covering it - If you pot it in pieces it requires more seasoning
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