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For Constipation

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

For constipation. Mix crushed almonds with egg yolk. Use five or six yolk for half a pound of almonds, and use three or four lots of water, four or five lots of sugar, cook a dense syrup, add the sugar with some starch, or mix them once the syrup is cooked. Dry the almond and the egg a bit; knead the sugar and the starch; put it into a kalach tin or form, dry it in a pan or a furnace, don't let it turn red, it should be the color of an egg. This is a good food, even better than marzipan.


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