Wednesday, April 7, 2010


15th century cookbook
Ab. 1420 A.D.

—Take oþer half-pound of Flowre of Rys, .iij. pound of Almaundys, half an vnce of hony & Safroune, & take þe flowre of þe Prymerose, & grynd hem, and temper hem vppe with Mylke of þe Almaundys, & do pouder Gyngere þer-on: boyle it, & plante þin skluce*. [viscous compound? ] with Rosys, & serue forth.

Mosdern English

—Take other half-pound of rice flour, 3 pounds of Almonds, hald an ounce of honey and saffron, and take the flour of the primrose and grind them, and temper them up with almond milk and put powder ginger on this and plant thin [sticky/viscous liquid] with roses and serve forth.

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