Frutowr for Lentyn
PERIOD: England, 15th century | SOURCE: MS Harley 5401 | CLASS: Authentic
DESCRIPTION: A fruit and almond milk cake
Frutowr for Lentyn. Recipe flour & almondes mylk, & temper þam togyder; þan take fyges & rasyns of corance & fry þam with þe batour with oyle & tyrne þis & serof.
- Hieatt, Constance B. "The Middle English Culinary Recipes in MS Harley 5401: An Edition and Commentary." Medium Ævum vol. 65, no. 1 (1996): 54-71.
GODE COOKERY TRANSLATION:
Fritter for Lent. Recipe: flour & almond milk, & temper them together; then take figs & raisins of Corinth & fry them with the batter with oil & turn this & serve.
Heat the oil in a skillet; when hot, pour in 1/2 of the batter. Sprinkle the fruit over top, then cover with the remaining batter. Cook until brown underneath, then turn over to brown the opposite side. Serve whole or sliced.
OPTIONAL: garnish with honey or sugar.
If making more than one fritter, keep them warm before serving on the rack of a 250° F oven.
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