Through the Ages
from the Medieval to the Victorian ages.
a hogshead of water until it is reduced to two thirds. Put to
it seven bushels of wheat flour, one bushel of oatmeal, and
a bushel of beans.
mix it with a handful of alder leaves, with three ounces of
to it a little yeast, and when it has worked itself from all
impurities, let it be drawn off and stopped up close in another
cask, with half a dozen eggs mixed with it.
must be kept in the calk two years before you draw it off for
or, the Complete Country Housewife
London, c. 1780