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Dish For Diarrhea


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

Dish for diarrhea. Mix some crushed almonds with egg yolks. You will need five or six eggs for half a pound of almonds, and three or four lots of rose water, four or five lots of sugar, mix them together and cook some syrup. Measure the sugar's weight, crush it, add a bit of starch, mix it, or if you'd prefer, once the syrup is cooked, mix the almonds and the egg yolks, let them dry, make some dough, add starch to the sugar, but you don't have to; put a kalach tin or form into it, bake it in a furnace or in a pan, don't bake it for too long, it should keep the color of the eggs. This is better and more useful than marzipan.

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