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The Making Of Hadîdât (pieces Of Iron)

This is an excerpt from An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook
(Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

The Making of Hadîdât (Pieces of Iron). Choose good wheat and toast it until moderately browned, then grind like white flour and sift. Then skim honey and thicken it strongly, so that its thickening almost ...[word missing]... and be on guard against burning. Add fresh oil to it and let it cool a little, then throw the toasted flour on it and stir until it cools well. Then put the hand into it and knead again until it emits the oil, and let its consistency be somewhat stiff. Mix in it as much pepper alone as it will bear; whoever wishes to aromatize it also with sweet-smelling spices may, and he will be like most ordinary men. And put it up in a clean place, and use, God willing.


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