Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Spritzkuchen, choux pastry

Ein Spritzen Baches zumachen


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.3-5 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo10, fol. 280vRecipe Nr. 77 Dating: 16th c. (1543)Origin: place of origin unknownLang: High German languages


Main ingredient: -Preparation: pastryType: Siedegebaeck (deep fried)

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