[Sca-cooks] Kid Friendly
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Feb 4 23:59:38 PST 2010
Anxious in Aquaterra, er, ah, Marguerite fitz William, JdL asked:
<<< HELP!! Does anyone have any period recipes that kids wont turn
their noses up at? >>>
First, welcome to SCA-Cooks!
Second, what's a "JdL"?
I think there are a lot of recipes in the Florilegium which might be
of interest to you, although not having kids I'm not sure what "kid
friendly" consists of. I keep hearing, pizza, pizza and more pizza and
while we can come up with some period plausible pizzas I think we can
also do better than those.
I will try to use some of the other suggestions folks here have given.
<<< We were thinking (in part) of beef and cheese filled pasties and
roast chicken thighs with a selection of sauces to be added by the
diners (only we don't have any sauce recipes). >>>
In the FOOD-CONDIMENTS section of the Florilegium:
mustard-msg (162K) 9/ 9/09 Mustard seed in period. sauces.
sauces-msg (172K) 2/14/08 Period sauces. Sauce recipes.
There are a number of chicken recipes, but I found very few that were
In the FOOD-MEATS section of the Florilegium:
chicken-legs-msg (8K) 5/14/09 Period dishes using (inexpensive)
chicken-msg (172K) 3/20/08 Period and SCA chicken recipes.
chck-n-pastry-msg (30K) 3/20/08 Chicken recipes cooked or baked in
meat-pies-msg (158K) 11/13/08 Period meat pies. Recipes.
These can be made as round pies or as individual hand-pies.
<<< rice pudding >>>
In the Florilegium FOOD-SWEETS section:
rice-pudding-msg (50K) 5/13/06 Period rice puddings, both savory
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
cookies-msg (80K) 11/13/07 Period cookies. Recipes.
entertaing-fds-art(46K) 2/10/06 "Subtleties, Entremets and
by Baroness Faerisa Gwynarden.
(Feel creative? Kids seem to like this stuff. Witness all the
<<< The whip cream wasn't totally period but the berry sauces
(lingonberry and cloudberry jam) mixed with the rice pudding is
But "Snow" is period. and very like whipped cream.
snow-msg (10K) 5/18/06 "Snow", a white, creamy confection
served with wafers.
<<< Shrewsbury Cakes! Or, as a Past Royal called them, Period
Snickerdoodles. It is a butter cookie that kids of all ages love.>>>
In the desserts-msg files and others. Do a search using the search
engine on the top page of the Florilegium. These cookies also turn out
good and many kids like them.
Digby-Cakes-art (12K) 6/30/01 "Excellent Small Cakes Revisited"
by Tirloch of Tallaght.
Digby-Cakes-msg (18K) 3/ 7/08 Making cakes using Sir Digby's
Small Cakes' recipe.
<<< I think I saw a reference that Swedish Meatballs are from the 17th
century; but I did have it as an option for the kids and the less
In the FOOD-MEATS section:
meatballs-msg (20K) 10/18/06 Period dishes with meatballs.
Someone suggested fruit pies. In the FOOD-FRUITS section:
fruit-pies-msg (68K) 10/10/08 Period fruit pies. Recipes. Baking
In the CHILDREN section, I also have these files, but these are more
on dishes that the kids can help make, than on the dishes they would
prefer to eat.
p-rcipes-chld-art (17K) 6/ 1/05 Recipes from Mistress Christianna
pamphlet on period dishes for
p-cook-child-art (8K) 1/25/06 "Bored? Period Cooking For the Next
Generation!" by Mistress Andrea
p-cook-child-msg (20K) 9/27/08 Period cooking for children.
There is also a file in the FEASTS section on having children help in
the kitchen. Again, more on children helping with the cooking than
foods for children, but perhaps of interest as well.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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