Tartes of Flesch
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany (England, 1460), entitled "Tartes of Flesch". [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:

Tartes of Flesch. Take porke sodyn pyke hit clene from thy bonys grynd hit small boyle fyggys in the broth of the flesch or yn wyn or in ale hew hit & grynd hit with eyron pare tendyr chese grynd hit to gedyr that the most perte stond by the flesch & the lest by the chese take pynes & reysons fry hem in a quantite of fresch grece & do hit in that othir with hole clowys macys & poudyr of pepyr & canell a grete dele & poudyr of gynger & sygure claryfyd or hony claryfyd safron & salt toyl hit well togedyr tyl thy grece be hote then make brode cofnys with the brerdys as thyn as thu may make hem thu nay chese of clovys or mynsyd datys whethir thu wilte medyl hem with the stuff or els strew hem above & ley on the ledys close hem & thu may put ther yn lyghte worke & make endoryng with mylke of almondys & safron & endore hem or thu bake hem.

Related Recipes
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To mak tartes of fleshe tak pork and pik out the bones and grind it smale then boile figges in the freche brothe of flesche of wyne or of ale hewe it and grind it with egge then paire tender ches and grind ther with and let the most part stand by flesche then tak pynes and raissins and fry them a litille in grece and put it to the other with hole clowes maces poudur of pepper and cannele a goodele of guinger saffron sugur or hony clarified then salt it and toile them welle to gedur while the grece is hot, and mak gret coffynes with lowe liddes and ye may strawe ther to clowes maces and mynced dates whedur ye wille mold them with the stuf or strawe them aboue, and lay on the liddes wild werks and endor them with mylk of almondes and saffron and endore them as ye bak them and serue them furthe. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

.Clxvj. Tartes of flesche. Take pork y sode & grynd it smale. take harde ayroun y sode and y grounde & do ther to with chese y grounde take gode poudour and hole spyces. sugur. safroun & salt & do therto. make a coffyn as to fore sayd & do this therin & plant hit with smale bryddes y styued & counynges & hewe it smale to gobettes & bake as to fore & cet. [Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]]

Tarts of Flesch. Tak fleysch of capouns or of hennys & pork & fyggys & reysings & eyren hard soden wel gronden alle to gidre brod & raw eyren do to saffron & pouder of ginger & canel and galingale & sugre & do ther to clowes & maces hole than make thin cofyn & do a cours of fleysch of perterkys or of ploverys or other volatyl al hewy & nother cours of the grounde mete & menge it togider. [Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book]

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pynes: Pine nuts.
macys: Mace.

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Searchable index of "Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?wagst:119>. Accessed on July 11, 2020, 3:07 am.

Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?noble:58>. Accessed on July 11, 2020, 3:07 am.

Searchable index of "Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?fourm:167>. Accessed on July 11, 2020, 3:07 am.

Searchable index of "Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?croph:39>. Accessed on July 11, 2020, 3:07 am.

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