Author Archives: carlton_bach

A Breadcrumb Cake

I am back to shorter posts of individual recipes that can hopefully be more frequent again. Today: Something the recipe collection of Philippine Welser calls a tart (dortten): 41 If you want to make a tart of semel bread (semla) … Continue reading

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Fastenkrapfen

The second part of Saturday’s experiments from the Mondseer Kochbuch, plus one pie. We served a varied and rather heavy dessert, and I was slightly surprised that all recipes worked out well. Much food was taken away again. First, there … Continue reading

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A Meatless Recipe Testing Session

On the anniversary of last year’s fritter experimenting session, I got together with some local friends from my mnedieval club for an arts & sciences meeting. I, of course, provided food. It was a good opportunity to try out a … Continue reading

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Philippine Welser’s Strawberry Tart

I’m very busy and today’s recipe is brief again: 39 If you want to make a strawberry tart Lay the strawberries on the tart base and strew them with sugar, then lay on more strawberries and sugar again, until it … Continue reading

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Raisin Tart

After devoting so much time to my ahistorical hamburger soteltie, I am finally back to properly old stuff. A raisin tart recipe: 38 If you want to make a raisin tart Take a bottom like for another tart and strew … Continue reading

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Illusion Burgers

My son spent the weekend with me. We made burgers. That is, of course, not the whole story. It begins with a tradition of illusion foods that goes back to at least the Hellenistic era and was very strong in … Continue reading

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Two Fruit Tarts

Another brief post today: 36 If you want to make a sour cherry tart Prepare a bottom as for other tarts. When it is finished, take a semel loaf, grate it small, and fry it in fat. Then spread it … Continue reading

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Fig Tart

Just a short recipe today: 35 If you want to make a tart of small figs (fegalein) Take small figs, as many as you want, and prepare them as cleanly as you can. Prepare a tart base with high edges, … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Cow

An extra for today: A fourteenth-century paean to domestic bovines. Here begins the praise of the cow Many men praise the love of their heart So must I quietly and loudly Bemoan that men toll bells For those without virtue. … Continue reading

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Quince Tarts

Philippine Welser also has two recipes for quince tarts: 34 If you want to make a tart of quinces Take 6 or 7 quinces, peel and clean them whole, and boil them in water before you peel them. Then peel … Continue reading

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