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126. Basin Of figs

This is an excerpt from Libre del Coch
(Spain, 1520 - Robin Carroll-Mann, trans.)
The original source can be found at Mark S. Harris' Florilegium

126. BASIN of Figs. You will take very good dried figs, very sweet, and flatten them well, one by one, and remove from them the hard part of the stems, and take a basin or a deep plate which is new and very clean. And put at the bottom of the basin a layer of red roses, removing the white part of them with scissors. And upon the roses a little sugar, and then a layer of the figs, and in this manner, making a layer of the roses and sugar and another of the figs, fill up the basin or plate. And having done this, cover the basin well, so that it is there for fifteen or twenty days. And then eat those figs, and this is a very exquisite food.


Other versions of this recipe:

Figs (Das Kochbuch des Meisters Eberhard)

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