Jaldiyya of Chicken
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook (Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.), entitled "Jaldiyya of Chicken". [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:

Jaldiyya of Chicken. Take a fat hen and remove its wings and the ends of its thighs; wash and put in a new pot with a third of a thumn of honey, salt, four dirhams of pepper and the same of cinnamon, a dirham of spikenard, a dirham of galingale and three of saffron, half a ratl of almond and a fourth of a ratl of pine nuts; take the pot to a gentle fire and let it come to a boil four times and it is done, and leave it over the coals and take three eggs and dot it with the yolks in the pot and cover with the whites, throw in the pot a round sponge, beaten with honey; dish up and sprinkle with spices and sugar.

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galingale: Lesser Galingale (Alpinia officinarum), a member of the ginger family.

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Searchable index of "An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook". Medieval Cookery.
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