[Sca-cooks] The medieval origins of zeppole and cheesy doughnuts

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 23:40:01 PDT 2010

please share yr redaction and results.


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Christiane
<christianetrue at earthlink.net>wrote:

> Food historian Clifford Wright has a new (new to me, anyway) article up on
> his site about Sicilian zeppole where he talks about their medieval origins,
> and he has some interesting period citations in it:
> http://www.cliffordawright.com/caw/food/entries/display.php/topic_id/13/id/124/
> He also gives in this article a period recipe by the traveler Abdalbasit
> ibn Halil for a fried cheese doughnut called mujabbana, which I am going to
> try making. What are your theories as to the "piece of cheese" placed in the
> middle of the cheesy dough?
> Mmmm, cheesy doughnuts ...
> YIS,
> Adelisa de Salernum
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Ian of Oertha

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