[Sca-cooks] Rosine was Plum Butter

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Wed Sep 19 14:35:44 PDT 2007

> >BTW, and obsolete term for plums is Rosine, which is modern German for
> In English, the term "plum" sometimes meant raisin, so this is perhaps not 
> surprising. "Plum Pudding" sometimes had raisins.
> Rumpolt most often refers to "kleine schwarze Rosein".  But also to 
> "schwartze Rosein", "kleine Rosein", and in a few places to "grosse 
> Rosein".  I had taken the small raisins to be what we call currents. 
> Could they perhaps be regular raisins and the "grosse Rosein" be dried 
> plums?
> Ranvaig

My Cassel's gives "die Rosine" as raisin or sultana with "grosse Rosine" as 
a colloquial usage.  Your small raisins probably are probably Zante raisins 
AKA currants or raisins of Corinth.  Whether or not "grosse Rosein" may 
refer to plums is an open question.


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