Monthly Archives: October 2022

Another Roasted Milk Recipe

This one is from Cgm 384 II 46 Roasted milk Roasted (Brauten) milk: Take eggs and milk in equal amounts, beat it together and add salt and saffron, as much as it needs. Put it into a pot and hang … Continue reading

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Mus recipes from Cgm 384 II

I’m looking at an upcoming holiday with my son, so I may not be able to post regularly for the coming days. Hence, have a fine selection of Mus recipes to tide you over the week: 39 Cheese Muoß Also … Continue reading

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Experimental Recipe Session – Hits and Misses

There is no new translation today, no recipe texts. I spent much of the day trying out recipes in preparation for a cooking gig: This December, I will be preparing a meal for a reenactors’ gathering near Kaiserslautern based on … Continue reading

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Boiling Fritters in Cgm 384 II

These recipes belong in a tradition of first making fritters, then cooking them to a mush. It is an odd idea to us, but seems to have been quite popular back then: 36 Spoon Dish (Muoß) Fried (Gebrauten) muoß: Take … Continue reading

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Sauce for Beef from Cgm 384 (and everywhere else)

As we return to Cgm 384, this is one recipe we find in almost every recipe collection: 35 Sauce (Seltz) for a Loin Roast (lentpraten) Take the loin roast of a calf and roast it. Take rye bread and vinegar … Continue reading

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Continuity and Change in Sheet Cake

A few years ago, I first came across this recipe from the 1570 Low German print Koekerye for a flat buttered cake called Propheten Koke. 9 A prophets’ cakeTake eggs and white flour, make a dough of this, roll it … Continue reading

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Onion Sauce for Lords and Commoners

I cooked rabbit in a spicy onion sauce to accompany the chickpea pancakes. The original recipe is from the Tractatus de Preparandi … Omnia Cibaria. 11) This is the way to prepare rabbits and hares as well as kids and … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Chickpea Pancakes

This recipe comes from the Liber de Coquina, and it has been interesting me for quite a while: 9. — of gantis : to make gantas, take chickpeas and, having added over them sugar and white spices well distempered in … Continue reading

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Scrambled Eggs Returned to their Shells

This is an interesting recipe from Cgm 384 II explaining a few common techniques for cooking fancy dishes: 34 A Dish of Eggs (ayer essen) A dish of eggs: Take 20 eggs and boil them in water so that the … Continue reading

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Fish Loaf Recipes from Cgm 384

There is an interesting, but rather crowded recipe in the collection that described how to turn fish – nothing less than the noble pike, too – into moulded show dishes: 33 Roast Pike Take pike or other large fish, remove … Continue reading

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