Syrup of Aloe Wood [Stem?]
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Introduction
This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook (Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.), entitled "Syrup of Aloe Wood [Stem?]". [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:

Syrup of Aloe Wood [Stem?]: Way of Making It. Take half an ûqiya of aloe, a quarter û qiya each of cinnamon, cloves, Chinese cinnamon, Indian lavender, nutmeg, mastic and saffron, a ratl of sugar and the same of rosewater. Close the roots in a bag and place them in the sugar and rosewater. Bring all this to the fire until it takes the consistency of syrups; then remove it from the fire, grind eight grams of musk, and throw it in an earthenware vessel. The drink is an û qiya with two of hot water. Its benefits: it fortifies the stomach, the liver, and the other parts, cheers the heart, tempers the constitution a bit, and helps in the beginning of dropsy.



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Materials
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cinnamon
cloves
lavender
nutmeg
mastic
saffron
sugar
rosewater
seafood
musk
liver


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Procedure
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Bibliography

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Searchable index of "An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?anony:497>. Accessed on October 16, 2019, 5:14 am.




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