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Cookery Through the Ages
Recipes from the Medieval to the Victorian ages.


Raisin Wine


Procure a large quantity of fresh Malaga raisins, and let them be put into a hogshead filled up with clear spring water.

Keep stirring it twice a day for a fortnight when it must be pressed, and let run into another vessel.

Then take a large slice of toasted bread, hot from the fire, rub it over with the best yeast, and let it continue to work for twenty-four hours.

Then draw it into another vessel, where it must stand another fortnight, when you must stop it, and it may be bottled for use at the expiration of a week.




The Farmer's Wife
or, the Complete Country Housewife

London, c. 1780


Please also visit Old London Maps on the web as many of the maps
and views available there have plans and depictions of gardens from
the medieval period through to the late nineteenth century.

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