Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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  • Ingredient: (usually) edible material used in cooking
  • Dish: general category of food
  • Tool: equipment used in cooking
  • Name: proper name of dish
  • Instruction: one set of action during dooking
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Fake eggs in lard, almond

Ayr im smalcz in der vasten


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 78.1 Aug. 8°Source Collection: Wo3, fol. 039rRecipe Nr. 81 Dating: 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknown.Lang: High German languages

Similar recipes:

Same title: wo1a.22, wo3b.81, wo7a.12, wo7b.155Shared ingredients: wo3b.81Same ingredients in following recipe: 0Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: nutsPreparation: analogueType: lent dish

Ayr im smalcz in der vasten Item nym geschelten mandel vnd stoesz den in einem morser vnd leg ein wenig weisz prats dartzu vnd mach daraues scheiblein vnd ferbs damitten vnd legs in ein pfann [39v] vnd geusz oel daran das werdent air in der vasten in dem smaltz

*Fake eggs halved, almond* (Subrecipe Nr. 1) [cooking recipe] Oder mach symbell air daraues vnd sneid die von einander nach der leng vnd ferbs an der stat do der totter ligen sol vnd gib sie mit petersill oder mit essig das sint gehalbirte air

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