Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Sep 18 23:35:37 PDT 2008

'Lainie asked for help finding a recipe for 'Angel food':
<<< I'm pulling together the shopping list/ menu, etc for this weekend's
tourney, and have found that a recupe I want to use is mysteriously
missing from my notebook. It was called 'Angel food', was a blend of
soft cheeses and (I think) rosewater and sugar. But I can't find it
anywhere and a quick search of online sources are not turning it up.
Does anyone recognize it, offhand, Where is it from? I really want to
make it this weekend but I'm not certain on the ingredients! >>>

Yes. If you use the search engine in the Florilegium, you will find  
several references in different files. Here is the recipe, given by  
Jadwiga in this file:
orng-flwr-wtr-msg (18K)  6/10/07    Medieval use of Orange Flower  
Water. Recipes

in the orange flower water file? Well, that is one reason to use the  
search engine :-)


Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 01:01:25 -0500
From: Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise <jenne at fiedlerfamily.net>
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Orange Flower Water,   was Orange flavored
       wafers ( was Pomegranate and Onion Juice)
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>

 > Strangely, I haven't seen recipes using orange flower water within
 > SCA period (anyone know of any?).


 From the Libro de Sent Sovi, translated in Santich, Barbara, The
Original Mediterranean Cuisine (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1995)

Angel's Food
If you want to eat the fresh curds, put the curds in the mortar and
pound with some good white sugar. And when pounded together, blend in
some rosewater or orangeflower water, and put it in bowls or dishes or
whatever you like; and serve it at table... And you can do the same with
fresh cheese, which is better, and it is called angel's food.
-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
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