Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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  • Ingredient: (usually) edible material used in cooking
  • Dish: general category of food
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Mutton pie

Kastrawen Pastetten


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.6 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo7, fol. 057vRecipe Nr. 149 Dating: 16th c.Origin: place of origin unknown.Lang: High German languages, High German languages

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Same title: wo10c.38, wo7a.147#sub1, wo7a.149Shared ingredients: wo7a.149Same ingredients in following recipe: 0Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: meatPreparation: pieType: -

Kastrawen Pastetten Zu Cleinen stuecken gehackhtt vnd vberbrens schon auß gewaschen gesalltzt vnnd gwuertzt mit Imber darzu weinbeerl oder zwifel Clein gehackhtt ein wenig frischer Butter oder Schmaltz darnach zugedeckhtt laß Auf zwo Stund oder mehr bachen etc.

*Young goose pie* (Subrecipe Nr. 1) [cooking recipe] Junge Gennsz Pastetten hackh sie Clein zu stueckhen vnd Auch gleich Allso eingemacht vnndt Auf zwo Stund bachenn

*Goose, entire, coated in dough* (Subrecipe Nr. 2) [cooking recipe] Gennsz Allso eingemachtt also gantz Inn ein Rueckhen taig[58r] Auch allso gemacht wie die hierschen wilpret Pastetten vnnd So lanng bachenn

Wo7 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.6 Aug. 4°"