Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Egg cake with white bread

Von Ayern chuechen


Debrecen, Tiszántuli Református Egyházkerület Nagykönyvtárschatt, R 605Source Collection: Db1, fol. 095vRecipe Nr. 34 Dating: 1469-1474 and beforeOrigin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian


Main ingredient: eggsPreparation: pastryType: -

Von Ayern chuechen Wer wil machen guet kucheen von ayern an einer herren schuessel So nym ayer vnd zeslach dye woll vnd sneyd darZu der semelen [96r] ein wenig klain gewurffelt vnd das dye sey duenn auf ein schussel snitten als vil dich sein benueegt als dw ein anderen chuechen machst vnd gews yn dar ein vnd las yn pachen vntz das er sein genueg hab ynnen vnd aussen da mit slach yn auff ein panckch vnd haw dar vntter guet gewuertz vnd sneyd Inn Zu scheyben vnd richt yn an