Tag Archives: experiment

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

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hamburger Klöben (1830)

Just as brief post today. A friend of my mother who is housebound said he enjoyed the Quarkstollen I baked in December very much and said he was sorry that he would have to wait until next Christmas for another … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Clarifying Sugar with Philippine Welser

Another source begins. Recipe 1 in the recipe collection owned by Philippine Welser (c. 1550): 1 Clarifying sugar Take one pound of sugar and the white of an egg, beat this well with a spoon and put it into the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

An Obelixian Birthday

Today, there is no recipe and no experiment designed to replicate long-lost cuisines. I’m instead going to tell you about my son’s seventh birthday and how to make historic cooking accessible. First off, a bit of background: My son turned … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged | Leave a comment

Gebrannte Mandeln

Today, I tried my hand at the sugar-coated treats so typical of German fairgrounds and Weihnachtsmärkte. The process seems simple enough: Sugar (in this case, 150 grammes) is heated in a pan together with some liquid, 100 ml of water … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Renaissance Pie Workshop

There have not been any new recipes since Thursday, but there is a good reason for that. This weekend, despite feeling somewhat under the weather, I was able to teach a hands-on workshop in my medieval club. The topic was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Instant Green Sauce Powder

In my medieval club, we have a tradition for artisans to give little gifts as tokens of appreciation to people who they find talented, helpful, or otherwise impressive. Sometimes these are buttons, pins, ribbons, or beads. I often use spice … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pumpkin Pie Trial

I’m a bit frazzled preparing for the coming weekend, but here is another experiment: The pumpkin pie recipe from Johannes Coler. Pumpkin tart (Kuchen) You cook the flesh of the pumpkin in water and then pass it through (a cloth … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Trying Out a Cake Mould

I suppose it is time to stop apologising for the gaps between my posts since this is turning out to be the new normal. But I am now home again and can give you the story of an experiment I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised | Tagged , | Leave a comment