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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Le Menagier de Paris (France, 1393 - Janet Hinson, trans.), entitled "ALMOND MILK". [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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ALMOND MILK. Parboil and peel your almonds, then put in cold water, then grind and soak in water in which onions have been cooked and strain through a sieve: then fry the onions, and add a little salt, and boil on the fire, then add the sops. And if you make almond milk for sick people, do not add onions, and in place of the onion water to soak the almonds as spoken of above, add and soak them in clean warm water and boil it, and do not add salt, but lots of sugar. And if you want to make it as a drink, strain through a sieve or through two pieces of cloth, and lots of sugar to drink it.

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To mak cold mylk of almondes put fair water in a pot with sugur or hony clarified so that it be douce then salt it and set it on the fyere and when it is at boilling scom it and let it boile awhile then tak it from the fyere and let it kele then blanche youre almondes and grind them and temper them with the same water in to a good thik mylk and put it to wyne that it may haue a good flavour ther of and serue it then cut bred and toist it and baist it and toist it again that it be hard and serue them in one disshe and the mylk in an other disshe. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

To make colde mylke of Almoundys. Do fayre water in a pott And do þer to brokyn suger And for faute ther of clene claryfied hony so that hit be sumdele dosett and do ther to A litill salte set hit on the fyre And when hit ys At the boylyng skeme hit clene And let hit boyle but A whyle then take hit of and let hit kele then blaunce þe Almounds and temper them vp with the same water & streyne hit And make hit A thycke mylke And put ther to A litill Wyne that hit may savor a litill þer of then toste brede & lay hit yn A whyle And then lay hit on the roste yre A gayne so that hit be harde And cowche them on A dyshe And put your mylke And serue hit furth. [Gentyll manly Cokere (MS Pepys 1047)]

To make gode almondys mylke. Take brokyn sugure or for fawte ther of take claryfied hony and put hit into fayre water And set hit on the fyre and boyle hit and skymme hit clene and set hit be syde the fyre and let hit cole and then blanche thy almondys cast them yn a morter and bray them small temper hem up with þe same water. [Gentyll manly Cokere (MS Pepys 1047)]

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Searchable index of "Le Menagier de Paris". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Gentyll manly Cokere (MS Pepys 1047)". Medieval Cookery.
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