original text from about A.D. 1390
Frenche Owtes—Take and seeþ white peson and take oute þe perrey & parboile erbis & hewe hem grete & caft hem in a pot with the perrey pulle oynouns & seeþ hem hole wel in water & do hem to þe Perrey with oile & salt, colour it with safroun & messe it and cast þeron powdour douce.
—Take and boil white peas (most likely dried) and take out the puree/mash and parboil herbs and coarsely chop them and cast them in a pot with the pea mash. Boil whole onions well (likely boil them until they are soft) and add them to the Pea mash along with some oil and salt. Colour this with saffron and serve it with sweet spices cast on top of this.