[Sca-cooks] Tea Information

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Sat May 16 05:25:32 PDT 2009

Many of the sweets that you could fix do involve some cooking...like boiling
honey.  Gingerbread comes to mind as does this Middle Eastern treat:

Recipe for making a conserve of alajú

1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup Walnuts, ground
1 cup almonds, toasted and ground
1 cup honey
1/8 tsp. cloves, ground
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

 1.   Toast almonds.

2.    Grind almonds and walnuts together.

3.    Heat honey until it boils up.

4.    Add the almond/walnut mixture and continue cooking until 250º on a
candy thermometer. Add the breadcrumbs, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Mix
together well.

5.    Press into molds or a pan, and turn out to finish drying.

Source: Manual de mugeres translated by Meisterine Karen Larsdatter (a 16th
C. Spanish manuscript)

This makes about 3 dozen, more or less depending on the size of the mold
used.  What you could do is to have adults make the mixture, then get the
kids to press the mixture into the molds.  I didn't include the period
version of this, but if you want, would be happy to send it.

Hope this helps a bit...


Ardenia asked:
> <<< Any ideas on:
> Period Tea? Service? (Any Culture)
> Ideas for simple "tea" foods that kids could maybe help prepare? >>>

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