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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from MS Royal 12.C.xii (England/France, 1340 - D. Myers, trans.), entitled "Pynetee". [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:

Pynetee. Wine, sugar, boiled together; ginger and honey; powder of ginger and cloves; garnish abundantly with pine nuts; and dress it in coffins of chestnut flour; color, yellow of saffron.

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iij - Pynade. Take Hony and gode pouder Gyngere, and Galyngale, and Canelle, Pouder pepir, and graynys of parys, and boyle y-fere; than take kyrnelys of Pynotys and caste ther-to; and take chyconys y-sothe, and hew hem in grece, and caste ther-to, and lat sethe y-fere; and then lat droppe ther-of on a knyf; and 3if it cleuyth and wexyth hard, it ys y-now; and then putte it on a chargere tyl it be cold, and mace (Note: A. make) lechys, and serue with other metys; and 3if thou wolt make it in spycery, then putte non chykonys ther-to. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

Pynade. Tak hony and rotys of radich & grynd yt smal in a morter, & do to þat hony a quantite of broun sugur. Tak powder of peper & safroun & almandys, & do al togedere. Boyl hem long & held yt on a wet bord & let yt kele, & messe yt & do yt forþ. [MS Douce 257]

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Searchable index of "MS Royal 12.C.xii". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "MS Douce 257". Medieval Cookery.
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