Monday, October 10, 2011

Saug saraser

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

Saug saraser

—Tak Almandes, frye hem in oille, & bray hem, tempre hem with almand mylke & red wyn, & ye thrudde perty shal be sugur / & if hit be noȝt thikke ynow, lie it with amydon̛ or with flour de rys; colour hit with alkinet, boille hit, dresse it, florissℏ hit aboue with pomme-garnet, and ȝif forth.

Modern English

—Take Almonds, fry them in oil, and crush them, temper them with almond milk and red wine, and the third part shall be sugar and if it be not thick enough, lay it with (wheat) starch or rice flour; colour it with alkanet, boil it, dress it, flourish (garnish) it above with pomegranate, and [give] it forth.

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