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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Le Viandier de Taillevent (France, ca. 1380 - James Prescott, trans.), entitled "Gannets". [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]

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Gannets. Cooked like the stork. (BN manuscript, p. 13.)

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Connates. XVIII. Take Connes and pare hem. pyke out the best and do hem in a pot of erthe. do þerto whyte grece þat he stewe þer inne. and lye hem up with hony clarified and with rawe zolkes and with a lytell almaund mylke and do þerinne powdour fort and Safron. and loke þat it be yleesshed. [Forme of Cury]

28 - Canudos. Façam uma massa como de pastel, que leve um pouco de açúcar e uma colher de manteiga. Depois de muito bem sovada estendam-na com um rolo, sobre a mesa. Façam os canudos do tamanho que desejarem, e fritem-nos ligeiramente na manteiga; recheiem-nos então com o mesmo doce de ovos da receita precedente, passando-os depois por uma calda grossa. Deixem-nos secar numa peneira, e a seguir envolvamnos em açúcar e canela.

Straws. Make a dough as for pastries, with a little sugar and a spoon of butter. After it's very well kneaded, roll it out, on the table. Make the straws whatever size you wish, and fry them lightly in the butter; fill them with the same filling egg sweet from the previous recipe, afterwards dipping them into a thick syrup. Let them dry in a sieve, and then coat them with sugar and cinnamon. [A Treatise of Portuguese Cuisine from the 15th Century]

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Searchable index of "Le Viandier de Taillevent". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Forme of Cury". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Treatise of Portuguese Cuisine from the 15th Century". Medieval Cookery.
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