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almond Cake


This is an excerpt from The Prince of Transylvania's Court Cookbook
(Hungary, 16th c.)
The original source can be found at MedievalCookery.com

Almond cake. Peel the almonds, crush it in a copper mortar, while crushing pour some rose water and egg yolks, add sugar as well. You can make doughnuts from this, too. Put the crushed almonds onto a clean knife. Put butter on the knife first so that the almonds won't get stuck, warm some butter in a pan, then fry it in butter; once you're about to serve it, add sugar. You can stuff doughnuts with this as well.

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