[Sca-cooks] Candying Nutmegs: Was Break the Pot
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sun Nov 1 04:45:14 PST 2009
On Nov 1, 2009, at 2:05 AM, otsisto wrote:
> My apologies for not following this thread but this post caught my
> eye. The
> nutmeg has fruit surrounding the nut and the Indonisians candy it.
> Could the fruit be what the recipe is calling to be candied?
> Fruit, mace and nut
Hmmm. It's an interesting idea, but since they refer to usually nutmeg
and mace as separate items, and since candying could indicate (among
other things) a need to preserve things, long journeys by land and sea
and all, it sort of makes you wonder where the fresh whole nutmeg
fruits are coming from in this model.
I'd be more inclined to think they're talking about ordinary peeled
nutmegs, and that, as with cuir bouilli, once infused, the nutmeg
takes on a different character.
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