[Sca-cooks] Chocolate was Silly Season Starts August 4

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Aug 3 16:45:03 PDT 2006

Why am I reminded of Fettiplace's "To make a chocolate cream" recipe 
which appeared at
many an SCA dessert revel in the mid 1980's? It was being dated as 1604! 
It's ok! It's almost
For those that weren't around then,  Fettiplace's original manuscript 
contained a small
number of post Restoration recipes and the editor of the published 
version included the chocolate
cream recipe in her book. Only by carefully reading the introduction (on 
page 35) did one learn
that the chocolate cream was late 17th century or later and not 1604! 
But most people never
read the introduction, so the recipe kept appearing for a number of 
years. SO
If we can live through "To make a chocolate cream",  we probably can 
live through this recipe too.


Michael Gunter wrote:
> New question: There has been discovered a hot chocolate recipe
> in Spain that is very close to what the modern palate considers
> hot chocolate. Now, do we tell the rest of the SCA about this or
> keep it tightly under wraps in order to avoid the avalanche of
> chocolate dishes that will suddenly emerge now that "milk chocolate
> is period"?
> (Personally, I think we put the recipe in a crate and store it next
> to the Arc of the Covenent)
> Gunthar

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