Monthly Archives: June 2024

Dagged Fritters

Another short recipe from Philippine Welser – I’m interpreting quite freely here, but I think it makes sense. 114 To make a pretty fringe (gefresch) around a tart Prepare a dough as though for hares’ ears (hasen nerla) and it … Continue reading

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Another Pudding Fritter

Another recipe from Philippine Welser’s collection, very similar to the ‘bag fritters’ I posted earlier. If you ever wondered how old metal pudding basins were – at least this old. 113 A Nuremberg fritter Item for 8 portions (barschon en) … Continue reading

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Hat-shaped Fritters

Another short recipe frpm Philippine Welser’s collection. These are basic fritters, but the shape distinguishes them: 108 If you want to fry schaub hiettla (hats) Take 8 egg yolks on the table and a little more cream than there are … Continue reading

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Bag Pudding Fritters

Two brief recipes from Philippine Welser’s collection, and I beg your forgbearance with all the gaps. I have once again been distracted by a fascinating source and had to finish a manuscript. Sadly, it does not look like my time … Continue reading

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A New Kitchen Toy

Once you get into historical cooking, you start becoming an equipment collector. The techniques and tools of the past are fascinating, even if we can’t fully replicate them. I am an avid flea market shopper anyway, so this part comes … Continue reading

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Mortar Fritters

As we return to more regular shorter recipes, this is a species of choux paste frittrer. It is from the recipe collection of Philippine Welser, and the point appears to be that it puffs up quite spectacularly: 105 If you … Continue reading

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The Buccaneer Wedding Feast

I apologise for missing more posts yet, but things are returning to a more normal schedule and I hope to be back to regular short recipes soon. Today, I want to post a little about the project that took up … Continue reading

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Antler-shaped fritters

I am sorry for the long silence. This weekend, I was busy cooking a historical wedding feast for the sister of a good friend in South Germany, which involved as good deal of preparation and some pretty crazy travel arrangements. … Continue reading

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Rules for Cookpots

Just a short post today, but this is one of the little things that I so enjoy finding. I was writing about the massive grapen cookpots, three-legged bronze vessels that stood in the embers of the fire, at the kitchen … Continue reading

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