To boil a Calves Head

Method

Take the head, skin, and all unflayed, scald it, and soak it in fair water a whole night or twelve hours, then take out the brains and boil them with some sage, parsley, or mint; being boil’d chop them small together, butter them and serve them in a dish with fine sippets about them, the head being finely cleansed, boil it in a clean cloth and close it up together again in the cloth; being boil’d, lay it one side by another with some fine slices of boil’d bacon, and lay some fine picked parsley upon it, with some borage or other flowers.