Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Nun's pastry, filled with gingerbread

Nunnen krapfflen


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.3-5 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo10, fol. 209rRecipe Nr. 2 Dating: 16th c. (1543)Origin: place of origin unknownLang: High German languages

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Same title: wo10b.2Shared ingredients: wo10b.2Same ingredients in following recipe: 4 3Same tools in following recipe: 1 1


Main ingredient: doughPreparation: pastryType: -

Nunnen krapfflen Item Nunnenkrapfflen mach also Nimb geriben lezelten thu zucker vnd zimetroerlen daran darnach des lezelten vil ist vnd nimb ain siedents honig vnd mach ein starcken taig an vnd mach witzel daraus als gross du dann die krapfflen haben wilt vnnd lass sie ain gantzen tag ligen darnach nimb ain waitzen melb vnd mach ain taiglin mit ainem kalten wasser an daraus mach ein braitten pfanzelten vnd thue die witzel darein vnd redels ab vnd thus Inn ein pfannen auff ein glutt vnd ruers Immer zu weil sie hertt werden das sie nit anprinnen

Wo10 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.3-5 Aug. 4°"