Monday, October 10, 2011

(Ryschewys close?)

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

Ryschewys close?

—Nym flour and eyren, & kned to-gedere/nym figus, resons, & dates, & do out ye stonys, & blanchid almandis, & goud poudur, & bray to-gedere / make coffyns of ye lengthe of a spanne / do thy farsour therynne, in euerych cake his porcion̛ / plie hem & boille hem in water / & suththe roste hem on a gridel & ȝif forth.

Modern English

—Take flour and eggs, and knead together/ take figs, raisins, and dates, and do out [take out] the stones, and blanched almonds, and good powder [good spices], and bray [crush] them together/ make coffin of ye length of a span (we know this as the distance between our thumb and small finger)/ put the stuffing therein, in every cake his portion/ fold them and boil them in water and after roast him on a griddle and [give] it forth.

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