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The Next Is The Electuarium

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

The next is the electuarium. Take out the core of the quince with the seeds, if there are rotten parts or worms cut them out, it should be clean. Wash it in clean water, put it into a clean pot, add some water, make some pasta. Once cooked, take it out from the fire and let it cool, take off the lid and squeeze out the water with a thin canvas into a clean pot. Melt some sugar in sweet wine, mix it together with the quince, put it on the fire, once boiled, pass through a strainer it and boil it again. Put a drop of it onto a knife, and if it's starting to coagulate, you're done with the boiling. Let it cool, pour it into a form or tin if you'd like, if you have no sugar, use honey, but warm the honey beforehand.


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