[Sca-cooks] 12th Night Feast tentative menu
heleen at ptd.net
Tue Nov 13 11:11:20 PST 2007
Your menu sounds so wonderful. Wish I could attend! Are you going to
make your own barley water? Do you have a recipe?
"My furs are not in storage, or draped across the bed,
they're hanging from the cage door, waiting to be fed."
On Nov 13, 2007, at 12:37 PM, Michael Gunter wrote:
> I've somehow been conned into Stewarding Ansteorra's Central Regional
> 12th Night Feast in January.
> It's going to be a bit of a challenge because, although there is a
> very nice
> prep area, the cooking facilities are rather lacking. Because of
> this practially
> everything will be prepared ahead of time and sealed in boiling
> bags. On
> site we'll have a lot of Cajun Cookers/Turkey fryers to boil water
> and reheat
> the dishes.
> So the feast won't be overly fancy but I hope people will like it
> for the
> fact that very little will be store made.
> Budget is around $6 a person and I'll be cooking for 180 which is a
> small for me.
> Things are going to change a little but here is the basic tentative
> 1st Course:
> Egredouce (beef pottage with breadcrumbs, herbs, saffron, stock and
> topped with minced parsley as garnish)
> Sliced apples and pears.
> Dates stuffed with almonds
> Herbed goat cheese
> Manchet bread
> 2nd Course
> Zervelat (German pork sausages)
> Pease in broth
> Boiled Salad (Spinach cooked with wine and butter with raisins)
> Makke (Mashed beans with wine and salt topped with carmelized onions)
> Digby's Mustard (with wine, vinegar and sweet spices)
> *Venison dish to be determined*
> Closing Course
> Cheryse (Cherry bread pudding) topped with Creme Bastard (White sauce
> made with eggwhites and honey)
> Double-crust fruit tarts to be made on site.
> I've been given a couple of offers of venison and it wil depend on
> cuts and quantity I recieve to see what is served. I'm trying for
> 45 lbs or so of backstrap or haunch to cut into cutlets, marinate
> and roast then be served over frummenty and sprinkled with powdre
> as recommended in several period sources.
> If it is more like a stew meat it will be diced small and made into
> small venison pies.
> If it is a lesser amount and tougher meat I'll grind and roast it
> and put it
> in the Egredouce.
> Someone is also looking into getting farmed rabbit meat for a good
> price. If
> I can swing that I'll make Hare in Papedelle (a kind of rabbit
> lasagne) or Hassenpfeffer just for fun.
> If I don't get a lot of rabbit I'll mix it with dark chicken for a
> mixed Hare in Papedelle.
> If none of this is forthcoming I'll do chicken quarters in a citrus
> Drinks will be period: lemon drink, hot apple drink and barley water.
> So it is still under development but moving along. I'll give a
> finalized menu
> once all the kinks are worked out.
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