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Now that the long summer break has finally arrived, I’m starting to think about all those ‘projects’ that have been hanging around on my ‘to do’ list for some time.

One such project is sorting through the massive pile of cook books I seem to have accumulated and are now overflowing from three separate book shelves around my house.  Maybe it’s time for me to go through them, digitally store the few recipes that are standouts in some and to then – finally – move those no longer needed onto another hungry cook book lover.

Contemplation of the task reminded me of a post I read a while ago on Open Culture which featured a 1585 recipe for pancakes.

1585-panckae-recipeIn between sorting my cook books, I just may have a go at making this yummy treat for those around over the holidays.   The recipe ‘translation’ provided by Open Culture will make it that little bit easier to experiment!

Take new thicke Creame a pine, foure or five yolks of egs, a good handful of flower and two or three spoonefuls of ale, strain them together into a faire platter, and season it with a good handfull of sugar, a spooneful of synamon, and a little Ginger: then take a friing pan, and put in a litle peece of Butter, as big as your thumbe, and when it is molten brown, cast it out of your pan, and with a ladle put to the further side of your pan some of your stuffe, and hold your pan …, so that your stuffe may run abroad over all the pan as thin as may be: then set it to the fire, and let the fyre be verie soft, and when the one side is baked, then turn the other, and bake them as dry as ye can without burning.”

Fingers crossed I get this holiday project started and done!  It will be a relief to clear some shelf space so I can, of course, buy more cook books!!

Have a safe and happy holiday.  See you again in 2017.

PS.  I’ll let you know how the pancakes turn out!!


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