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Powder Douce

Recipe by Celeste Myers

[This recipe was created by Celeste Myers as part of a middle school history project]


1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. grains of paradise
3 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. galingale
1/8 tsp. nutmeg


HIPPOCRAS. To make powdered hippocras, take a quarter-ounce of very fine cinnamon, hand-picked by tasting it, an ounce of very fine meche ginger and an ounce of grains of paradise, a sixth of an ounce of nutmeg and galingale together, and pound it all together. And when you want to make hippocras, take a good half-ounce or more of this powder and two quarter-ounces of sugar, and mix them together, and a quart of wine as measured in Paris. And note that the powder and the sugar mixed together make "duke's powder".

Published: 2013-06-25