To make citron


Quarter your melon and take out all the inside, then put into the syrup as much as will cover the coat; let it boil in the syrup till the coat is as tender as the inward part, then put them in the pot with as much syrup as will cover them. Let them stand for two or three days, that the syrup may penetrate through them, and boil your syrup to a candy height, with as much mountain wine as will wet your syrup, clarify it and then boil it to a candy height; then dip in the quarters, and lay them on a sieve to dry, and set them before a slow fire, or put them in a slow oven till dry. Observe that your melon is but half ripe, and when they are dry put them in deal boxes in paper.