[Sca-cooks] Late SCA-Period Sweets?
lilinah at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 10 16:28:45 PDT 2006
OK, thanks to those who sent recipes and pointers to places to look.
Now... someone has a rose shaped bundt cake pan and a pan that makes
six smaller rose "muffins". Would it be too entirely cheesy (given
that this is a Rose themed ball) to make "period" cake recipes in
these pans? There's a recipe in Digby for a barm raised spice cake -
and Johnnae has actually cooked it - that could work in the bundt
pan. And it could be coated with a "period" icing recipe - although i
want to alter it and color it pink or reddish with fruit juice. And
i'm that "period" gingerbread might work in the smaller roses (and
cutting them into smaller pieces, following the rose petals).
I want the food to be from "SCA-period" recipes - yes, i am using the
word in its general sense - i'm aiming for theme, not a specific
culture and/or date.
But i also want the banqueting table to look special. I want it to be
colorful and festive. Not just brown cakes and pale "small cakes".
Oh, yeah, some years ago, someone had Tudor Rose shaped cookie
cutters made and i bought... ummmm, one or two. So i intend to make
some "small cakes" cut into rose shapes.
So, again... not necessarily "period"... but are these ideas too cheesy?
Any other ideas how things might have been made to look "rosey" in
the "period" - yes, open-ended, since i'm not focusing on one time
period or culture.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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