Recipe of The Week July 28th, 2011
- One final recipe from Manuscrito Anonimo, a 13th century Andalusian
recipe collection. A sweet to finish up the month.
Mu'aqqad of Honey
Put a kail of comb honey on a moderate fire until it dissolves, then
strain it and return it to the fire. Then beat the whites of twenty-five
eggs, if comb honey, and thirty if not, and throw them into the honey.
Beat the mixture with a confectionery cane until it whitens and
thickens. Then throw in a ratl of peeled almonds and serve it, God willing.
I don't know where we will be going from here, (have been busy making
some jams and jellies, one Gelly of Red Currents, from Digby, and others
from a 1912 book, ok, have been way too lazy to have picked out next
month's recipes as yet) but something will turn up. Remember I do take
requests even if I can not always fulfill them.
So until next month, Gook Cooking
The translated recipes presented are the work of Charles Perry as
published by David Friedman on his excellent website. If you are not
familiar with The Miscellany, a vast collection of articles of a variety
of SCA topics, most often focused on food, and including many translated
period texts, I urge you to visit it immediately and often at