[Sca-cooks] Spanish flatbread in period
t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Mar 20 12:47:46 PDT 2011
> Can someone point me in the direction of documentation? I am going to
> it is not pita, but more like focaccia or na'an. The only pics I find are
> modern, as are the recipes. Can I just go with the Moorish Spain
There are only a handful of European bread recipes prior to 1600 and I know
of none from Spain. The reason for this is fairly simple, bakers were
distinct from cooks and bakers did not write down their recipes, preferring
to keep their "mysteries" to themselves.
The Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook does have a number of bread recipes, but
the style of baking is different. I think the closest recipe to what you
want may be muqawwara, but it is a fried bread rather than a baked bread.
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