[Sca-cooks] Looking for a Roman sweet

lilinah at earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 17 14:20:19 PST 2010

lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
>  50 large Eggs (4 doz. + 2 eggs)
>  <snip>
>  2 Tb. and 1-1/2 tsp White Wine
>  2 Tb. Olive Oil
>  30 cups Whole Milk (= 1 gallon + 3 quarts + 2 cups)

>From: Antonia Calvo <dama.antonia at gmail.com>
>Those seem like *microscopic* quantities of wine and oil for 50 eggs and
>nearly two gallons of milk.

Adamantius wrote:
>I spotted that, too. You think maybe some ingredient quantities 
>didn't get multiplied out correctly?

Grrr... Thanks for spotting that. The feast was 5 years ago and i 
don't have the notes any more. I'm guessing those are the quantities 
for one tart pan for 8 people, or 2 pans, and not 10 pans for 80.

I'll see if i can track down the original and solve this mystery SOON!

Plus, it is probably better to beat up only a couple pans worth at a 
time, rather than the whole 4 doz+ eggs and 2 gal- milk in some 
humungo vat.

Urtatim [that's err-tah-TEEM]
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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