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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Pear puree

Aber Ein guett Pirn muess


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 51 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo8, fol. 168vRecipe Nr. 209 Dating: 1st half of 17th c.Origin: Lang: High German languages

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Main ingredient: fruitPreparation: pureeType: sweet

Aber Ein guett Pirn muess etc. Nehmett gutte Pirn schelet vndt schneidet sie fein dinne vndt laßet sie in einem wein Sieden biß sie weich werden So treibe sie durch ein Sieblein thue zucker darahn das es gnung sey wurtze sie mitt ziemett vnndt Saffran thue sie in ein toepfflein vndt laß sie wider [169r] sieden Ruhre sie offte vmb vndt gib sie warm oder Kaltt etc.

Wo8 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 51 Aug. 4°"