For Charlet icoloured
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986] (England, 1430), entitled " For Charlet icoloured". [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:

For Charlet icoloured. Take almondes unblanchyd, wasshe hom and grynd. Temper hom with rede wyne, þat is so kynd. Alye hit up with floure of ryce, Do þer to pynys and saunders for spyce, For to coloure hit, loke þou do þis, And oþer goode spyces þou take, iwys, Bothe strong and swete þou do þer to. Salt hit, boyle hit, sethe hit forthe þo, With annes icomfet, florysshe hit þou schalle. Messe hit in dysshes to be served in halle.

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To make charlet colouret tak almondes blanched wesshe them temper them and grind them and put ther to red wyne and alay it up with flour of rise and pynes and other spice bothe good and strenge and colour it with saffron and boile it and salt it and florisshe it with annes in comfettes and serue it. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

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saunders: Saunders, also known as Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus). Used as a red colorant.

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Searchable index of "Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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