Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Beef liver in liver sauce

Wilt du machen ein guot lebern .


München, Universitätsbibl., Cim. 4 (= 2° Cod. ms. 731)Source Collection: M11, fol. 160rRecipe Nr. 31 Dating: approx. 1345-1354Origin: WürzburgLang: East Franconian

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Same title: m11.31, ds1.30Shared ingredients: m11.31Same ingredients in following recipe: 6Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: offalPreparation: pureeType: savoury

Wilt du machen ein guot lebern . Nim ein rindes lebern die niht steineht si vnd snit sie an fuenf stuecke vnd lege sie vf einen rost vnd brat sie also sie sich hat gesuebert so wasche sie in warmen wazzer oder in sode also veizt sude daz vnd laz sie braten gar vnd nim sie denne abe vnd lazze sie kalden vnd besnit sie schone vnd nim denne ein halb stuecke vnd stoz ez in eynem moerser vnd stoz dar zvo ein rinden geroestes brotes tuo pfeffer dar zvo vnd ingeber daz ez scharfp werde vnd nim ein wenic anis vnd mal daz mit ezzige vnd mit honicsaume vnd erwelle ez biz ez dicke werde vnd laz ez kalt bliben vnd lege dor in der lebern als vil du wilt vnd zvo der hochzit gibz vuer hirz lebern vnd des wilden swines lebern mache auch also . vnd nach dirre manunge erdenke auch an der spise .