Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Pie with fried apples

Ein Epfeldortten mit schnitzen zumachen


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.3-5 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo10, fol. 275vRecipe Nr. 59 Dating: 16th c. (1543)Origin: place of origin unknownLang: High German languages

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Same title: wo10c.59Shared ingredients: wo10c.59Same ingredients in following recipe: 4Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: fruitPreparation: pieType: sweet

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*Pie with raw apples* (Subrecipe Nr. 1) [cooking recipe] Du magst die Epffel roh nemen vnd auf den boden legen In aller mass wie oben gemelt ist mit gewurtz vnd allem dann leg ein frisch schmaltz brecklen weiss darauf vnnd lass bachen

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