How to preserve barberies
PERIOD: England, 17th century | SOURCE: The Compleat Servant-Maid; Or, The Young Maidens Tutor, 1677 | CLASS: Authentic
DESCRIPTION: How to make barberry syrup & preserves
How to preserve barberies.
Make choice of the largest and fairest bunches, picking off the withered or shrunk Barberies, and wash them clean, drying them in a clean cloth, after this take a quantity of Barberies, and boyl them in Claret Wine till they be soft, then strain them well thorow a strainer, wringing the juice hard thorow it; boyl this strained Liquor with Sugar till it be thick and very sweet, let it then stand till it be cold, then put your branches of Barberries into Gally pots, and fill them up with this Liquor: By this means you will have both the Syrup of Barberries, and their preserves.
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