[Sca-cooks] Eggs in Lent

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Mar 28 19:37:25 PDT 2008

Alys detailed some of what she saw at Hampton Court and said:
<<< Friday and Saturday were still Lent so no meat was cooked.  The  
menu is
posted on the blog site for all four days.  On Saturday they were to do
"Eggs in Lent" where the contents are blown out and the shell filled  
an almond milk/sugar mixture. >>>

My understanding is that these folks are pretty accurate and that  
this recipe does come from a period document, so what was done with  
the contents of the eggs removed from the shells since you can't eat  

While they could be tossed, in an orgy of conspicuous consumption,  
this doesn't sound likely. Was this dish likely done only near the  
end of Lent, or near a "during Lent" Feast day?, so that the eggs  
would stay good and be used in the next day or two?

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