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Split favas

This is an excerpt from An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book
(Italy, ~1400 - Ariane Helou, trans.)
The original source can be found at Ariane Helou's website

Split favas. Take fava beans, well split, cleaned and picked over and rinsed, and let them boil in a pot; and, the cooking water thrown away, was them very well, and put them in another pot with a little water and salt, so that they are just covered with the water, and stir them often with a mixing spoon: and, when they are cooked and thickened, mash them thoroughly with the mixing spoon. Then dilute them with a bit of added water, and put them on plates, and put honey on the plates, or oil fried with onions instead, or fried lard instead.


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