Mortrellus blanc
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from MS Douce 257 (England, 1381), entitled "Mortrellus blanc". [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:

Mortrellus blanc. Nym pyggus and hennys & oþer maner fresch flesch & hew yt in morselys & seþ yt in wyþ wyn, & nym gyngyuer & galyngale & gelofre & canel, & bray yt wel & kest þerto. & alye yt wyþ amydoun oþer wyþ flowr of rys.

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The original recipe calls for the following ingredients: [edit this list as appropriate]


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gelofre: Gillyflower. An old-world plant with scented flowers, sometimes used as a substitute for cloves.
canel: Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia - Sold as "cinnamon" in the United States). Possibly cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylenicum) as well.
amydoun: Wheat starch, or occasionally rye starch. Corn starch can be used as a modern substitute.

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Searchable index of "MS Douce 257". Medieval Cookery.
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