[Sca-cooks] Feast Menu for Atlantian Coronation
Olwen the Odd
olwentheodd at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 3 12:45:38 PDT 2007
>Greetings Dame Olwen,
>I am quite behind the times!! When did you become a Laurel??
>VIVATS!!! And much congratulations!!!! I have always enjoyed reading
>about your food experiments and about all the wonderful things you've
>made. Again, VIVATS!!! on your elevation!
>Now, about the Atlantian Coronation menu, everything sounds just
>wonderful!!! I am intrigued by 'boiled fried eggs' . Have you a
Well, you certainly are behind the times! I was honored a Laurel 3 Pennsics
ago, given on the Laurel Tourney Field and attended by 4 Kings only because
I am odd I suppose.
In any case, here is the recipe and source of the egg recipe:
See al-Baghdadis Kitab al-Tabikh with an Introductory Note by Charles Perry
as published in Medieval Arab Cookery. Published by Prospect Books 2006.
Boil eggs, shell and then fry in sesame oil, and sprinkle with fine brayed
coriander, cinnamon and cumin. Take out of the frying pan and put in old
murri, adding seasonings. If murri is not available, take the eggs out of
the pan; put into it little water, salt and cinnamon, boil and pour over the
Another version: Fry the eggs without first boiling them, then throw in the
seasonings, and spray with murri.
The recipe had no quantities.we boiled a case of eggs and used equal parts
coriander, cinnamon and cumin. I would estimate that one teaspoon of each
would be more than enough for four dozen eggs. Brayed is translated in
Perrys notes as "pounded".
Charles Perry suggests using soy sauce instead of the cinnamon and salt
boiled in water in his translation. This seems somewhat more appropriate
since soy sauce includes rotted soy beans and murri contains rotted barley.
Additionally, Charles Perry recreated murri in his kitchen and found that
its chemical composition and taste are much like soy sauce.
At the Coronation Feast these seemed to be very well recieved and none came
back. I was asked for the recipe from some of the guests as well. We
boiled the eggs the night before and peeled them mid-day. The cooking time
for a case of eggs for the frying part came to probably half an hour as we
only seemed to have two large skillets. I did not do this part of the
cooking so could ask for sure if anyone wanted to know for sure.
The feast as a whole was extremely well recieved and we were all rather
overwhelmed with high praise through the evening and the next day. We had
fun and the King liked his hamburger too!
I am sure my apprentice will be posting pictures of the marzipan yurt and
giving some detailed comments about the construction of it within the next
few days. Queen Rowan was absolutely delighted with it! I would like to
thank Mistress Kiri for forwarding a copy of the cookie recipe that Queen
Rowan had requested.
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