Malmens bastard
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books (England, 1430), entitled "Malmens bastard". [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:

Malmens bastard. Take a potell of clarefied hony, and a pounde of pynes, (Note: D. pepyr pynes.) and I. pounde of Reysons of coraunce, Saundres, pouder canell, And ij. galons of wyne or ale, and pouder peper, and cast al in a potte, And skeme hit clene; And then take iij. ýi. pounde (Note: 3 pounds of pounded) Almondes, (Note: Amydones, Douce MS. which adds, a galone of wyne, and a gode quantite of vynegre and lete) and stepe to-gidre, And drawe hem thorgh a streynour; And whan the potte boyleth, cast the licour to, and aley hit vp al stonding; And then take pouder ginger, salt in (Note: Douce MS. and) saffron, and ceson hit vppe, and serue hit forth in a dissh al hote, and salt; And cast pouder ginger thereon in the dissh, and serue it forth.

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lxxxviij - Mammenye bastarde. Take a potelle of Clarifiyd Hony, and a pounde of Pynys, and a pounde of Roysouns Coraunce, and a pound of Saunderys, and pouder canelle, and .ij. galouns of Wyne or Ale, and a pound of Pepir, and caste alle on a potte, and skym yt; than take .iij. pounde of Amyndons, and a galon of Wyne, and a gode galon of Venegre, and let stepe vp to-gederys, and draw thorw a straynoure; an whan the potte boylith, caste the lycoure ther-to, an lat it be alle stondyng; than take pouder Gyngere, Salt and Safron, an sesyn it vppe, an serue alle flat on a dysshe, all hote, an caste pouder Gyngere ther-on, an serue forth [correction; sic = f]. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

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pynes: Pine nuts.
coraunce: Raisins made from corinth grapes (a.k.a currants).

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