Let the cooking challenge begin!

I am starting off with something a bit less exotic and (I hope) fairly easy.  This evening we will be having-

A Cheshire Pork Pie

Skin a loin of pork, cut in to steaks, and season it with salt, nutmeg and pepper.  Make a good crust, put a layer of pork, then a layer of pippens pared and cored, a little sugar, enough to sweeten the pie, and then a layer of pork.  put in half a pint of white wine, lay some butter on the top, and close your pie.  It will take a pint of wine, if your pie be a large one.  (The Universal Cook, 1797)

“Seven Centuries of English Cooking” has updated the recipe into modern language and measures.

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2 Responses to Let the cooking challenge begin!

  1. Kathleen says:

    how bad could it be if there’s a pint of wine in it?

  2. shirehouse says:

    Very good point. 🙂

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