A Boke of Gode Cookery Presents

To make a tarte of beanes

PERIOD: England, 1545 | SOURCE: A Propre new booke of Cokery | CLASS: Authentic

DESCRIPTION: A recipe for making a bean tart

To make a tarte of beanes.

Take beanes and boile them tendre in faire water / then take theim out and breake theim in a morter and strayne them with the yolkes of .iiii. egges / curd made of milke / then ceason it vp with suger and halfe a disshe of butter and a litle synamon and bake it.

To make a tart of beans.

Take beans and boil them tender in fair water / then take them out and break them in a mortar and strain them with the yolks of 4 eggs / curd made of milk / then season it up with sugar and half a dish of butter and a little cinnamon and bake it.

  • Fava beans, fully cooked
  • Egg yolks
  • Cottage cheese
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • One 9-inch pie shell, made with shorte paest for tart 
In a food processor or blender, purée the beans, egg yolks, & cottage cheese into a smooth, thick mixture. Add a little butter, blending well, and season with sugar & cinnamon. Place in the pie shell and bake until the pastry is golden brown and the filling has set.


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