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
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Almond aspic, in five colours

Item gesultzt Mandl der farben helt Wieuil du haben wildt etc.


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.6 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo7, fol. 014vRecipe Nr. 18 Dating: 16th c.Origin: place of origin unknown.Lang: High German languages, High German languages

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Same title: wo7a.18, wo7b.161Shared ingredients: wo7a.18Same ingredients in following recipe: 3 2Same tools in following recipe: 1 1


Main ingredient: nutsPreparation: aspicType: show dish

Item gesultzt Mandl der farben helt Wieuil du haben wildt etc. Weiß ist der mandl an im selbst gelb mach in mit safran grun mach in mit Petersill roth Sol man nehmen auß der Appodeckhen etwann Nennt manß farb tuch auß der Appodeckhen dasselb soll man sieden so wuerths waßer Roth damit magstu mandl Temperiren Aber haußenblatter mueß darbey gesotten sein vnnd whol mit zuckher gemischt gleich wie die Ayrkhaeeß

*Brown food colouring* (Subrecipe Nr. 1) [cooking recipe] Item Praunfarb macht man Allso Nim geriben mandll vnnd weichßel salßen darein So wirt der mandl braunschwartz so Nim Negellein stup vnnd waßer thas in haußenblatter gesoten ist Seueth arbeiß drein Seich die Arbeiß brueehe durch Ein duch machs sues mit zuckher es wirt Schwartz

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