Friday, June 17, 2005
Friday Middle English recipe blogging.
It's time for Week Two of our new pointless feature: A Middle English recipe found in the Dictionary of Early English! This one is from Two Cookery-Bookes (1430):
Gaylede: Take almaunde mylke and flowre of rys, and do therto sugre or hony, and powder gyngere; then take fygs, and kerve them ato, or roysonys yhole, or harde wastel ydicyd and coloure it with saunderys and sette it and dresse hem yn.
Saunderys is sandalwood, a popular ingredient also spelled sawnderys, sanders, saundres, etc. The other word I was stumped by is wastel, which is a bread made of fine flour. Mmm.
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 17 June 2005 at 7:05 AM