Monday, October 10, 2011


15th century cookbook, LAUD MS. 553 (Bodleian library)
Ab. 1420 A.D.


—Nym rys & bray hem in a morter, tempre hem vp with almande milke, boille hem: nym appelis & kerue hem as small as douste, cast hem yn after ye boillyng, & sugur: colour hit with safron̄, cast therto goud poudre, & ȝif hit forth.

Modern English

—Take rice and crush it in a mortar, teper it up with almond milk, boil it; take apples and carve [chop] them as small as dust, cast them in after the boiling [after the rice and almond milk has boiled], and sugar: colour it with saffron, cast therein good powder [spices] and [give/serve] it forth.

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