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68. The Same Pottage Made From milk


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

68. The Same Pottage Made from Milk. For six dishes, take a half azumbre of milk, and a half pound of rice flour; and take a half pound of boneless mutton leg, and cook it with water and salt until it is very well-cooked; and then remove it from there, and grind it, and continually grind it while casting in the broth of the same meat; and when it is well-ground, cast half of the milk into it and strain it with your woolen cloth, or with a horsehair sieve, or with a clean linen cloth; and when it is well-strained, stir it constantly in one direction with a large wooden spoon; and make it in a large pot or in a new glazed earthenware pot; and take the flour and cast it in, little by little, stirring in one direction; and if you see that it is very thick, cast in all the other milk; and cast in, after that, half a pound of sugar; and set it to cook on the coals where there is no smoke, stirring it around constantly in one direction, and in every part, so that it does not stick; and when it is thick, sample the taste, and if it is good, set it apart outside; and dish it out, and cast sugar and cinnamon over the dishes.

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