[Sca-cooks] Rosine was Plum Butter
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
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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