A flaune of Almayne
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334] (England, 1425), entitled "A flaune of Almayne". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

A flaune of Almayne. First take raysins of coraunce, or elles other fressh reyfins, and gode ripe peres, or elles gode appuls, and pyke oute the cokes of hom, and pare hom, and grinde hom, and the reyfins in a clene morter, and do then to hom a lytel swete creme of mylk, and streyne hom thurgh a clene streynour, and take x egges, or as many mo as wol suffice, and bete hom wel togedur, bothe the qwyte and the yolke, and draw hit thurgh a streynour, and grate faire qwyte bred, and do therto a gode quantitie, and more swete crem, and do therto, and do al this togedur; and take faffroni and pouder of ginger, and canel, and do therto, and a lytel fait, and a quantitie of faire swete buttur, and make a faire coffyn, or two, or as many as needes, and bake hom a lytel in an oven, and do this bature in hom, and let bake hom as thow woldes bake flaunes, or crustades, and when thay byn baken ynogh, strawe upon hom pouder of canel, and of qwyte fugur. And this is a gode maner of crustade.

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almayne: German. In the German style.
coraunce: Raisins made from corinth grapes (a.k.a currants).
canel: Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia - Sold as "cinnamon" in the United States). Possibly cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylenicum) as well.
coffyn: A pastry crust, often freestanding and rectangular.

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Searchable index of "Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334]". Medieval Cookery.
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