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Friday, February 15, 2013

CLAREA WITH 15TH C RECIPE FOR CLARRY


Straining Spices to Make Clarry
Photo by: Lord-Williams 

clarry. MEng clarree, Eng A mixture of white wine, honey and spices (see pimienta de clarea). The spices used depended on the availability in the area. Clarry was served before meals. It should not be confused with “claret” which is red table wine or dry white wine from Boudreaux or “clary,” an aromatic mint used to flavor drinks. [ES: Thea. Mar 00; and Nola 1989:xii-3]

SPICES FOR CLARRY ADAPTED FROM NOLA xii-3 ESPECIAS DE CLAREA

Ingredients

¼  oz  ground cinnamon
1/6 oz  cloves
1/12 oz ginger
1 ltr white wine
1 c honey


Preparation


Clarry - A Warm Before Dinner Drink
Photo by: Lord-Willliams
Mix the spices. Grind all well. Add wine and honey. Bring all to a boil and strain though a linen bag several times until the wine is clear. Serve warm.

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