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Goose in Pastry

I have not abandoned my blog, but today is the first day I have some time by myself (the geandmother is on site and has decided the kid needs some proper spoiling) and the laptop up. I have also found … Continue reading

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Venison Pastries

I will be travelling with my son and there will probably not be time for many extensive posts in the coming week or so, so here is what Philippine Welser’s recipe collection says on venison pastries: 64 Further, how to … Continue reading

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Capon Pastries

I was writing about the capon pastry in Philippine Welser’s recipe collection we tried a few weeks ago, but the book actually contains several versions of capon or chicken pastries: 59 To make a capon pastry Prepare the pastry crust … Continue reading

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Herb Tart (with lots of sage)

There is only time for a quick recipe today, so I will pick up a loose end from the crafting meeting: The green tart from the recipe collection of Philippine Welser. 52 If you want to make a tart of … Continue reading

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Lenten Dessert

We followed the fish feast on Good Friday with a dessert of illusion foods: Pastries, bratwurst sausages, and porridge topped with fried lardons. All of them fit for Lent. The pastries are easiest: You simply fill them with something other … Continue reading

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The Good Friday Fish Feast

A friend was able to source fresh trout for our gathering at the easter weekend, so I could finally try out some of my fish recipes on my unsuspecting fellow medievalists. The result was a Lenten spread that was both … Continue reading

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Siculo-Norman Snack Beans

I am still not finished writing up the fish feast we had on Good Friday, but here is a small thing I tried out on Saturday with our Sicilian Norman supper. It is based on a passage in Isaac Iudaeus … Continue reading

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More on Meat Pastries

I am badly in arrears and promise to write up what I did over the Easter weekend, but there are still recipes and experiences from the Palm Sunday open. The main course of our meal that day were two meat … Continue reading

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In Praise of Chickens

My apologies – again – for not writing anything in a week. It has been a very busy week, much of it good, but I have something big in store for Easter. Not only was I able to spend the … Continue reading

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A Grape Juice Tart Experiment

This Sunday, we had a meeting with local people from my medieval club to craft, sociaslise, and talk about our various projects. For me, it was an opportunity to try out a few recipes for an appreciative audience. Most were … Continue reading

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