[Sca-cooks] Savory Toasted Cheese was Savories for Banqueting Table?

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Tue Oct 17 11:08:23 PDT 2006

>I have seen Savory Taosted Cheese (or STC) referred to many times on the
>list. It seems to be a staple in the many kingdoms that are not Caid.
>Since I live in Caid, could someone post the recipe or guide me to the proper
>spot in the Florilegium?
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>Sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org

The recipe is from Kenelm Digby. You can find it in the Miscellany, 
which is webbed at:


Savoury Tosted or Melted Cheese
Digby p. 228/177

Cut pieces of quick, fat, rich, well tasted cheese, (as the best of 
Brye, Cheshire, &c. or sharp thick Cream-Cheese) into a dish of thick 
beaten melted Butter, that hath served for Sparages or the like, or 
pease, or other boiled Sallet, or ragout of meat, or gravy of Mutton: 
and, if you will, Chop some of the Asparages among it, or slices of 
Gambon of Bacon, or fresh-collops, or Onions, or Sibboulets [green 
onions], or Anchovis, and set all this to melt upon a Chafing-dish of 
Coals, and stir all well together, to Incorporate them; and when all 
is of an equal consistence, strew some gross White-Pepper on it, and 
eat it with tosts or crusts of White-bread. You may scorch it at the 
top with a hot Fire-Shovel.

1/2 lb butter	1/8 lb Brie or other strongly flavored cheese
1/2 lb cream cheese	1/4 t white pepper

Melt the butter. Cut up the cheese and stir it into the butter over 
low heat. You will probably want to use a whisk to blend the two 
together and keep the sauce from separating (which it is very much 
inclined to do). When you have a uniform, creamy sauce you are done. 
You may serve it over asparagus or other vegetables, or over toast; 
if you want to brown the top, put it under the broiling unit in your 
stove for a minute or so. Experiment with some of the variations 
suggested in the original.


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