[Sca-cooks] 9th c. "Melting Moments" Cookies - help, please

lilinah at earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu May 3 13:18:55 PDT 2012

'Sandra J. Kisner" <sjk3 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> I wouldn't have assumed that the "refined sugar" called for should be modern powdered 
> sugar.  The beating in the mortar is to blend ingredients, not "powder" the sugar, as I 
> see it.

Except that the original says:
> > Grind 3 ratls (3 pounds) refined sugar and sift it in a fine-mesh sieve (munkhul safiq). SNIP

Sounds to me like powdering the sugar - powdered sugar is not modern. And i can make it by putting granulated sugar in a blender or food processor, since i lack the necessary minions to beat it - and the arthritis in my hands and bursitis in my elbows and shoulders make it painful for me to try using a mortar and pestle.

Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)

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