original text from about A.D. 1390
Rysshews of Fruyt
Take Fyges and raisouns. pyke hem and waisshe hem in Wyne. grynde hem wiþ apples and peeres. ypared and ypiked clene. do þerto gode powdours. and hole spices. make bailes þerof. fryen in oile and serue hem forth.
Take figs and raisins, pick them and wash them in rind. Grind them with apples and pears, pared and picked clean and add to this good powdered and whole spices. Make balls from the mixture and fry them in oil and serve them forth.