[Sca-cooks] Medieval questioniare

Helen Schultz meisterin02 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 27 18:50:02 PDT 2007

Alys, didn't you say you didn't know of a period jam recipe (as opposed to a jelly)??  That cookbook I just mentioned has one I just found ...

English translation:
2.27. If you want to keep cherry jam for a year.
Add just as much sugar for cherry jam. Take 2 pounds cherries, take out the stones, and a pound sugar. Boil together until it has thickened and put it in the sun. 

Modern Dutch translation:  
2.27. Als U kersenjam een jaar wilt bewaren.
Doe nog eens zoveel suiker [erin] voor kersenjam. Neem 2 pond kersen, doe de pitten eruit, en een pond suiker. Kook samen tot het ingedikt is en zet het in de zon.

Middle Dutch:
27 Wyldy keerscruyt houden een jaer 
Doet noch alsoe vele suyckers om keerscruyt neempt ij pont
keersen doet die steenen vuyt ende een pont zuyckers ziedet te
samen tot al dick is ende settet in die son

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