Excellent Fâlûdhaj
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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 "Excellent Fâlûdhaj". [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
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Excellent Fâlûdhaj. Pound sweet almonds like brains and add fresh water. Pass this through a fine sieve until it becomes like milk. Then take a quantity of pomegranate juice, sour or sweet, like the water taken from...[words missing]...of the juice of sour and sweet pomegranate or juice of tart apples, or pear juice, or quince juice or juice of roasted gourd-whichever of this you may have-and take as much as all this of sugar and white honey. Put it all in an earthenware pot. Light under it a gentle fire and throw in, after boiling, some starch. When it begins to bind together, add drops of almond oil (fat). Light under it a weak fire until it coarsens, and it becomes like thickened khabîs. Take it from the fire and use it, if God wishes.

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quince: A close relative of the apple, with a hard, fragrant fruit (Cydonia oblonga).

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