Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Almonds as lard for the poor

ein armen smalcz von mandel


Graz, Universitätsbibliothek, Ms. 1609Source Collection: Gr1, fol. 021vRecipe Nr. 52 Dating: 2nd half of 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

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Main ingredient: nutsPreparation: complexType: analogue

Item wil dw ein armen smalcz von mandel machen so stoz den mandel chlain in einem morsar vnd streich In dick durch mit wasser vnd nym In dan in ein phann vnd sew In das er dick werdt ls ein mueß vnd nym dan aines vaisten hawssen vnd sneyd In wirfladt vnd ein frisch smalz vnd rost es in ainem phenlein als ein Sweinen speck vnd nym dy chrewppen her awß vnd leg dy mandel in das smalz vnd praid dy mit einem loffel awß ein anderr Nym dar nach ein saffrann vnd verb augen dar auff als vill dw wellest vnd halt es pey Sierem vnd das dw es wellest an richten so hast ein guecz armen smalcz von mandel etc.