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Mashed hemp seed

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

Mashed hemp seed. Add salt to the hemp seed, then crush it in a mortar. Once crushed, mix it with cold water. Pass through a strainer it, then put it into a clean pot, and boil it, but don't forget to keep stirring it. You can prank an uneducated chef or servant. Tell him to keep stirring it or it will become cottage cheese-like; then you will know whether he has seen this before. When serving it, he will say that this indeed became like cottage cheese, lord, but you should put this onto a pass through a strainer and let it drain the water, then put it into another pot, add wine, sugar, tree oil and some small currants, add a bit of salt, and cook these together, once ready to serve, add sugar.


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