[Sca-cooks] Period fancy butters?

Elise Fleming alysk at ix.netcom.com
Tue Aug 31 12:15:21 PDT 2010

Cariadoc asked:
 >Does anyone have period fancy butter recipes?

Seems to me we had a series of discussions on honey butter, which isn't 
exactly what you were asking for.  But I found this link
(http://www.katjaorlova.com/MedFoodHoneyButter.html) which mentions 
Plat's 1609 book with this recipe: "Most Dainte Butter. This is done by 
mixing a few dropps of the extracted oyle of sage, cinamon, nutmegs, 
mace, etc. in the making vp of your butter: for oyle and butter will 
incorporate and agree verie kindely and naturally together."  On this 
web page Dame Katja gives another version of Plat's recipe which calls 
for sugar, etc.  Perhaps your local person could get some ideas here.

Alys K.
Elise Fleming
alysk at ix.netcom.com

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