[Sca-cooks] Speaking of Cheesecakes....

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 08:39:33 PDT 2007

They actually go back to Roman times...there is a recipe in Apicius for a


On 8/29/07, Alex Clark <alexbclark at pennswoods.net> wrote:
> At 08:24 AM 8/28/2007 -0700, "S CLEMENGER" <sclemenger at msn.com> wrote:
> >A lady on our kingdom list is interested in 16th century recipes for
> >German cheesecake and cheesecake cousins, if there are any such
> >things.  I'm mostly familiar with earlier daryoles and such, myself, and
> >haven't ever done much with Germanic cuisine, outside of a recipe or
> >two.  (Our Coronation in a couple of weekends is featuring a dessert
> buffet...)
> >Does anyone out there know if there are desserts/tarts like this in our
> >German texts like Welserin? I've switched computers AND ISPs this summer,
> >and managed to lose all my bookmarks and saved messages, or I might be
> >able to poke around myself, but without my links, I'm pretty lost...
> I don't know about German cuisine, but I can tell you that recipes similar
> to cheesecake go back as far as the 14th century in England, where they
> were known by names like "lese fryes" and "lesshes fryed". My best guess
> is
> that their English name is a cognate of the "leschefrites" in some of the
> Menagier de Paris's menus, whose name literally means dripping pans. These
> menus often pair leschefrites with darioles, which suggests to me that
> they
> were a kind of tart.
> This might or might not help with a search for German recipes.
> --
> Henry of Maldon/Alex Clark
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