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Barberry Preserve

Preserves - Sweet
Historic

"Barberies boyled in Claret Wine till they be soft, strained and boiled with sugar" (Woolley 1677).


Original Receipt in 'The Queene-Like Closet' (1672) by Hannah Woolley (Wooley 1672)

108. To preserve Barberries.

Take one Pound of stoned Barberries and twice their weight in fine Sugar, then strip two or three handfuls of Barberries from their stalks, and put them into a Dish with as much Sugar as Barberries, over a Chafing dish of Coals, when you see they are well plumped, strain them, then wet your other Sugar with this, and no Water, boil it and scum it, and then put in your stoned Barberries, and boil them till they are very clear.




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