Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Almond aspic in three colours

gesulczt mandel dy dreyerlay gestalt haben


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 78.1 Aug. 8°Source Collection: Wo3, fol. 023rRecipe Nr. 18 Dating: 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknown.Lang: High German languages

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Same title: b6.17, bs2.60, wo3b.18, wo3b.56Shared ingredients: wo1a.5, wo3b.18, wo7a.11, wo8.159Same ingredients in following recipe: 4Same tools in following recipe: 2


Main ingredient: nutsPreparation: aspicType: show dish

Wiltu machen gesulczt mandel dy dreyerlay gestalt haben So nym hausen platter dy sew in wasser schon vnd nym dann dick mandel milch vnd nym petersill vnd hack den gar clain vnd reib in in ainem scherben clain vnd nym dann das dritte tail der mandel milch darvnder vnd zuckers wol ab das wir dann ain gruene farb vnd nym disew zway tail vnd dy sewd in ainer pfannen vnd geusz ain tail also weiss in ain pfendel vnd das dritte tail mach gleich gell vnd geusz das auch auff ein pfendel vnd lassz es dann sten vnd sewd dann dy gruenen farb auch in aim pfendlein vnd geusz es dann auff ein pfannen also lassz auch sten pisz das hirt wirt Also hastu der dreyrlay farb grueen wais gell vnd heb es dann vber [23v] das fewr vnd pald her wider ab vnd slach es auff ein panck vnd sneyd es dann schaffzaglat vnd leg es auff dy schuessel ain weil weisz ain weil gell vnd gruen pis das dy schussel vol wirt etc.

Wo3 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 78.1 Aug. 8°"