[Sca-cooks] SCA 50th Anniversary Challenge
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Jul 20 21:26:21 PDT 2008
<<< How about 50 sweets from several groups and cultures combined? Let's
see... we got:
Almond Dragees (basically almond confits)
Hazelnut Dragees >>>
I don't think you should get to count these six as six different
items out of the fifty. These are really all variations on the same
item. The procedure doesn't differ that much between them. The whole
idea is to learn some new things.
<<< Payn Ragoun (honey and pignole "fudge")
Penydes (pulled sugar hard candies)>>>
We've discussed pulled sugar here before, but I thought the
discussion had been inconclusive on whether pulled sugar was done in
period. Are you basing this on a period recipe?
Festicade (I think that's what it's called, basically pistachio
Sweet wafers (I like Markham's recipe with sugar, rosewater, eggs and
Cherry paste >>>
Again, the fruit pastes aren't that different from each other.
<<< Candied roses
Candied orange peel
Candied lemon peel >>>
These are all pretty similar, although I guess there is a bit more
difference between the candied flowers and the candied peels.
<<<White bisket bread (see Fettiplace; basically anise meringues)
Bizcochos (several types; do some or all)
Carrot "fudge" (Brighid could presumably help with this one) >>>
<<< That's 21 or more right there off the top of my head, >>>
I think anyone on this list should be capable of coming up with 50
more disparate items that will stretch their abilities more.
As far as sweets and pastries go, here are a few others from the
14C-Sweets-art (17K) 9/14/00 "Sweets and Treats of the 14C"
by Lady Hauviette d'Anjou.
3-Span-Sweets-art (13K) 4/26/01 Three Spanish sweet dishes from
de Nola by
Bakng-w-Sugar-art (76K) 10/21/06 "Baking with Sugar in Renaissance
by Lord Giano Balestriere.
bread-pudding-msg (10K) 12/11/06 Period bread pudding.
Digby-Cakes-msg (18K) 3/ 7/08 Making cakes using Sir Digby's
Small Cakes' recipe.
Cft-Banquets-art (46K) 6/ 2/07 "Confections and the Banquet" by
Katharine, O.L., O.P.
(I think there may be close to 50 items listed in this article alone)
gingerbread-msg (48K) 6/15/04 Medieval gingerbread. Recipes.
Great-Cake-art (8K) 6/ 1/08 "A Great Cake from the Rose
Johnnae llyn Lewis.
hais-msg (18K) 1/11/06 A medieval, Middle East sweet
made of dates,
bread crumbs, ground nuts,
lebkuchen-msg (42K) 11/17/07 Period lebkuchen cookies. Recipes.
mamouls-msg (20K) 1/ 9/02 A Middle Eastern date/nut/dried
cookie embossed with patterns.
marshmallows-msg (20K) 3/ 8/07 The original marshmallow treats,
the Marsh Mallow plant.
Manus-Christi-art (18K) 12/ 7/05 "References for the Manus Christi
confection" by Johnnae llyn
pastries-msg (200K) 5/ 4/08 Medieval pastries. Recipes.
pastry-logs-msg (30K) 11/19/05 'jelly-roll' pastries made of a
spread with filling and then
Shortbread-art (6K) 6/ 1/08 "Shortbread" by Johnnae llyn
Rosquillas-msg (15K) 6/20/01 Spanish pastry of biscotti-like
suckets-msg (7K) 4/ 1/02 Spices, fruit or fruit peel in a
How about 50 different warners or sotelties? Lots of variety there
and lots of different skills to use.
Warners-art (32K) 6/29/98 An article on disguised food.
by Alizaunde, Demoiselle de
(there may be close to 50 different suggestions in this file, alone)
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
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