[Sca-cooks] Round one - Plum Butter

ranvaig at columbus.rr.com ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Wed Sep 19 00:09:01 PDT 2007

>Pardon my naivety, but if the translation calls them "sour cherries",
>why are you using plums? I don't get the connection - which is
>probably my inexperience with period recipes as of yet, but can you
>explain the connection? Thank you.
> > Pflaumen Confect - Plum butter

Well, the translation is my own.  But the recipe TITLE is Plum confect.  Why would Rumpolt make plum butter with cherries?  Perhaps they were more available to him.  But I'm assuming that a recipe called Plum was, at least sometimes, made with plums.

And plums are 99 cents pound, while cherries are 3.99.


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