[Sca-cooks] Cookie Cutters
t.d.decker at att.net
Sat Feb 18 12:15:59 PST 2012
What you're describing is a baker's masterwork, the kind of thing a
journeyman does to be elevated to master. Flat pieces are shaped and carved
with a knife. Three dimensional pieces are formed from dough and baked as a
standing loaf (say a shock of wheat) or are baked as components and
assembled (say a gingerbread house). At least one masterwork (after period)
I have seen described was an entire village of houses and people.
> There's a recipe for "rampaunt perre" in Form of Cury (collected in Pleyn
> Delit) which involves rampant lion shapes made out of dough. It doesn't
> say how to make the shapes. The one time I tried it, I cut bear shapes
> out of pie crust with a paper pattern and a knife. (The bears matched my
> Ursula Georgii filia.
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