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A Delicious Dish


This is an excerpt from Een notabel boecxken van cokeryen
(Netherlands, ca. 1510 - C. van Tets, trans.)
The original source can be found at Willy Van Cammeren's website

To prepare a delicious dish. Take young chickens with some veal, boil it and seethe it. When it is well boiled between both [when both are well boiled?], so take ground almonds and chicken broth. Then set your almonds to soak. One adds a good amount of rosewater to it. So put the almonds therewith through a strainer. Then put it in a pot, add verjuice and a little white wine but not much. Then take rice ground to powder, that you shall mix with rosewater, so that when you put your pottage over the fire and boil it, you will be able to thicken it with this. Put into this a lot of sugar and you shall give it some colour with good saffron.

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