[Sca-cooks] Late SCA-Period Sweets?
ekoogler1 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 13 06:20:08 PDT 2006
Stefan li Rous wrote:
> Urtatim mentioned:
> <<< 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. >>>
> Oh? I'm not sure I've seen this one. I keep hearing of Digby's
> "Excellent Small Cakes". Recipe/redaction someone?
> <<< 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. >>>
> You may already have this info, but just in case you don't...
> Sugar-Icing-art (36K) 11/10/01 "Sugar Icing" by Johnnae llyn
> Lewis. Some
> notes on sugar icing in late
> sugar-icing-msg (6K) 1/16/02 Period sugar icing/frosting.
> <<< And
> i'm that "period" gingerbread might work in the smaller roses (and
> cutting them into smaller pieces, following the rose petals). >>>
> I've never tried forming it into something so fine. But perhaps my
> breadcrumbs just haven't been ground enough.
> gingerbread-msg (48K) 6/15/04 Medieval gingerbread. Recipes.
> <<< 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". >>>
> Dresng-t-Dish-art (34K) 6/18/06 “Beyond the Soeltie: Garnished,
> Dressed and Flourished”
> by Donna Serena da Riva.
> feast-decor-msg (17K) 4/10/01 Decorating the feasthall.
> The two files Renata mentioned:
> Roses-a-Sugar-art (21K) 7/15/98 "Divers Pretty Things Made Of
> Roses & Sugar"
> by Mistress Renata Kestryl of
> Sugarplums-art (19K) 7/15/98 "Visions of Sugarplums" by Mistress
> Renata Kestryl of Highwynds.
I have made this cake several times (the one from Digby) and it came out
beautifully...resembled a spice cake more than anything else. I
actually used it as the base for sotelties...I've made a dragon (used a
food-safe stainless steel wire as an armature...covered it with
marzipan), a map of Atlantia (same idea, only without the armature), and
a castle. Didn't have any of those lovely cake pans at the time, so
built my own out of a square sheet pan, and four small springform pans
for the towers.
But the cake was delicious...and the ale barm worked nicely as a raising
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