[Sca-cooks] Seeking Almond Paste "Bacon" Recipe

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Fri Jan 4 15:53:09 PST 2008

It appears in Peter Brears' books and accounts.
See his article “Rare Conceits and Strange
Delightes: The Practical Aspects of Culinary
Sculpture.” in ‘Banquetting Stuffe’ The Fare and Social
Background of the Tudor and Stuart Banquet .1986
and also All the King’s Cooks. 1999.


Lilinah wrote:
> A few years ago, someone made a dessert that looked like bacon but 
> was made of  layers of plain almond paste, and red-colored almond 
> paste (with red saunders). I belive it was a dish for Lent.
> I'm not sure of the source, but i know it was definitely "period" and 
> European. I wonder if anyone on this list knows of it.
> Thanks,

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