Making a Cake
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from The Prince of Transylvania's Court Cookbook (Hungary, 16th c.), entitled "Making a Cake". [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:

Making a cake. Grab a few spoons of wheat flour, then some eggs, a walnut-sized butter, a few spoons of water from boiling lamb, knead dough from this. Put a walnut-sized butter into a pan, then five egg yolks, mix it with milk in a pan, like a wheat flour, fry it on the fire; while frying, whip it well, it should be dense. Once done, pour it onto a plate, whip two egg yolks into it, add saffron and sugar, crush it with a spoon. Once the dough is ready, it will look like marzipan; grab a piece of wood used for making things round, flatten it a bit and cut holes into it, put paper onto the holes, put it onto the dough, clean the furnace and bake it, the cake's size shall grow; put it onto a plate once baked, add bread roll pieces dipped into wine and jam.

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