Charlet enforsed
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334] (England, 1425), entitled "Charlet enforsed". [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:

Charlet enforsed. Take swete cowe mylk and eyren, zolkes and al, and fothen pork braied withoute herbes, and let hit boyle tyl hit crudde, and colour hit with saffron, and then take hit up and presse hit, and put therto creme of almondes, or of cow-mylk, and boyle hit; and put therto sugre, and colour hit depe with saffron, and lay thre leches in a disshe, or five of charlet, and poure the creme above thereon, and serve hit forthe.

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Charlet Enforesyd. Recipe swete mylk and egges зolkes & ale, & seth pork withoute erbis, brayed, & lat it boyle tyll it do crud; and colour it with saferon, & þan take it vp & press it. Þan take creme of almondes or of kow mylk & boyle itt, & put þerto ginger & colour it depe with saferon, & lay þerof .iij. lechis or .v. in a dysh of þe charlet & poure þe [c]reme apon it; and medyl sugure, sawndyrs, & masz togydere & strew it þeron & serof it forth. [Thomas Awkbarow's Recipes (MS Harley 5401)]

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zolkes: Yolks. A transcription or copying error for зolkes.

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Searchable index of "Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334]". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Thomas Awkbarow's Recipes (MS Harley 5401)". Medieval Cookery.
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