lix - Nese Bekys
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books (England, 1430), entitled "lix - Nese Bekys". [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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lix - Nese Bekys. Take Fygys and grynd hem wel; than take Freyssche [correction; sic = MS. Fyssche; A. fresshe.] Samoun and goode Freyssche Elys wyl y-sothe, and pyke owt the bonys, and grynd the Fyssche with the Fygis, and do ther-to powder Gyngere, Canelle; and take fayre past of Flowre, and make fayre cakys ryth thinne, and take of the fars, and lay on the cake, and close with a-nother; then take a Sawcere, and skoure the sydis, and close the cake, and Frye hem wyl in Oyle; and 3if thou wolt haue hym partye, coloure hym with Safroun, Percely, and Sawnderys; and serue forth for a gode fryid mete.

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NYSEBEK. XX.VIII. XIII. Take þere þridde part of sowre Dokkes and flour þerto. & bete it togeder tyl it be as towh as eny lyme. cast þerto salt. & do it in a disshe holke in þe bothom, and let it out wiþ þy finger queynchche in a chowfer wiþ oile. & frye it wel. and whan it is ynowhz: take it out and cast þerto suger &c. [Forme of Cury]

.Clxxj. Nysebek. Take the thrydde part of soure dokkes & flour therto & bete hit to gyder tyl yt be as towh as eny lyme. cast therto salt & do hit in a dysche. holke in the bothome. & lat hyt out with thy fyngur keyntlyche in a chawfour with oyle & fry hit wel. & whan hit is ynowh: take hit out and cast ther on suger & serve hyt forth. [Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]]

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Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Forme of Cury". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]". Medieval Cookery.
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