Tag Archives: Sabina Welser

Round Gingerbread Fritters

Another recipe from the Kuenstlichs und Fuertrefflichs Kochbuch for today: Sugary, crunchy, spicy fritters. 56 To fry sugar fritters (Zucker Krepffle) Take twice-baked gingerbread (Leckuchen) and grate it nicely fine. Searce it through a colander (durchschlag) but (aber) let it … Continue reading

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Sausages for Salad

A quick recipe today, because I am feeling tired and can’t manage the more extensive post I had been hoping for. From the Kuenstlichs und Fuertrefflichs Kochbuch: 57 To make Italian (Welsche) sausages Take many pounds of meat with no … Continue reading

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May Cake – a Herbal Tart

Another recipe from the Kuenstlichs und Fuertrefflichs Kochbuch: 33 Who (Would) Make a May Cake (mayenkuchen) Take Mayenkraut (could be greater celandine (chelidonium maius), ground elder (aegopodium podadraria) or woodruff (galium odoratum), though Grimm states this association is of recent … Continue reading

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Renaissance Nibbles for a Pity Party IV

My apologies for the delay in posting new recipes. I am in the middle of moving and will likely miss a few more days before things return to an even keel. Here, though, is the rest of the Pity Party … Continue reading

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An Easter Feast in 2021, part II

This is the second part of the recipes from the socially distanced Easter Feast we had in 2021. It followed the Saturday Lenten Feast with a single-minded focus on meat and eggs, long forbidden and now finally available in great … Continue reading

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An Easter Feast in 2021, part I

This is the second half of the socially distanced Easter feast we had in 2021, recipes from fifteenth and sixteenth century sources associated with Easter. The joyous excess in using eggs, butter, milk and meat reflects the long-awaited end of … Continue reading

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Experiments in Sausage Making III: Renaissance Liver Sausage

A first test based on two similar recipes, both from the mid-sixteenth century. The first is from our already familiar Sabina Welser: If you want to make good liver sausage Firstly, take a quarter of a sow’s liver, and a … Continue reading

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