[Sca-cooks] Cookie Cutters

Terry Decker 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 
> heraldry.)
> Ursula Georgii filia.

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