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Red Deer to make: Or make Beef look like it

PERIOD: England, 17th century | SOURCE: The Whole Duty of a Woman: Or a Guide to the Female Sex, 1696 | CLASS: Authentic

DESCRIPTION: a beef pie prepared to taste like venison

Red Deer to make: Or make Beef look like it.

Parboyl it, and Press it, and let it ly all night in Red Wine, and a small quantity of Vinegar, then lard it thick, and season it with Pepper, Salt, Cloves, Mace and Nutmeg, or if you will, a little Ginger finely beaten, then lay it into your Pye or Pasty, with store of Butter; let it be well soak'd, and when you draw it out of the Oven, pour in at the Vent, Butter, Nutmeg, Sugar and a little Ginger, beaten together; and so put it into the Oven again half an hour, and thus you may make Tender Beef pass for Venison.

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