Tîqantast Paste
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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 "Tîqantast Paste". [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:

Tîqantast Paste. Take four ûqiyas of its outermost skin, after peeling it with iron knives, then pound it gently and cook it in water to cover; then add it to a ratl of honey, cleaned of its foam, and thicken it until it takes the form of a paste. Eat of it like a nut at meals. It benefits ...[one word missing]... dissolves phlegm in various parts of the body, awakens the appetite to eat, makes urine flow, aids in dropsy, and lightens the constitution mildly. In this it is admirable, God willing.

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