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The menu and some recipes from Heralds and Scribes Collegium in Abhain Ciach



NOTE: See also these files: feasts-msg, feast-menus-msg, feast-serving-msg,

feast-ideas-msg, fst-disasters-msg, feast-decor-msg, headcooks-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 17:44:44 EST

From: LrdRas at aol.com

Subject: SC - ACG Heralds and Scribes Collegium-recipes


The following feast was presented at the Heralds and Scribes Collegium in

Abhain Ciach Ghlas this past weekend by Apprentice THL Thorstein. As this

was his first solo period feast, I am rather pround of him. :-)



First Course

    Cider and Grape juice -dry site substitution for sweet wine

    Fresh Seasonal Fruit (pomegranits, grapes, sekel pairs) -none

Second Course

   Baked Fish with Herbs- Liber de Coquina

Third Course

   Winter Squash Soup- Le Viandier of Tailevent

    Bread & Butter - none

Forth Course

    Split Roasted Hare - Le Viandier of Tailevent

    Peacock Sauce - Liber de Coquina


    Cheese Cake - Libro de Arte Coquinaria


    Apple Fritters - Two fifteenth Century Cookery Books (Harleian MS279)

Issue de Table

    Figs with Rose Petals - Liber de Coquina

Boute Hors

    Cardemon & Anise Seeds - (to sweeten breath and aid in digestion) no



Those are the primary sources sited by my secondary sources which were:

    Pleyn Delit - Hieatt and Butler

    The Medieval Kitchen - Redon, Sabban, Serventi

    The Original Mediterranean Cuisine - Santich



40 lb squash

5 qt beef stock

2 qt milk

1 1/2 c butter



Cut squash into 1 in chunks, boil in salt water appr. 10 min,  don't overcook

should still be firm.  Drain, puree return to saucepan with other ingredients.

Boil.  Salt to taste



saffron, nutmeg, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mint, majoram, PARSELY,




Lay peices in a well-oiled dish. Spice. Broil 10 min until half done, add

herbs, currents and almonds. Broil another 5 min.




pork fat back

onions (one per hare)

wine (1/2  c per hare)

1/4 c. (lemon juice + water per hare)

wine vinegar



Heat oven to 425.  Remove membraes and tendons. Use needle to lard hare.

Place on rack in pan bake 30 min basting occationaly. After 15 min. add thinly

sliced onions to roasting pan, add wine etc. 5 min before meat is done.

Reduce drippings and pour over meat. Use a meat thermometer in the back of a

hind leg; the rabbit is done when the meat has reached a temperature of 190F.


Pecock sauce

3/4 c. ground almonds

12 peacock (chicken) livers

12 slices of stale bread (baguette)

3/4 c. wine vinegar

4 1/2 qt. chicken stock

1/4 c. honey

1/4 c. cinnamon

2 tbs. gr. ginger

1 tbl saffron



Toast gr. almonds.  Fry liver gently.  Toast bread and sprinkle it with

vinegar. Combine all ingredients in processor and grind until very smooth.

Pour through sive into saucepan. Boil.  Simmer for few minutes. Serve hot



Pastry dough (1c. flour, 2oz butter,1egg yolk, water per pie crust)

8lb ricotta cheese

16 eggs

1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. soft bread crumbs

1 1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. gr. ginger

4 tbs. cinnamon

1 c. currents


prepare crusts - let rest blend cheese, eggs, butter, bread crumbs, sugar &

spices in a processor until smooth.  Fold in currents. Preheat oven to 350.

Spoon in filling, smooth out with top of spoon. Bake 40 min, until the top

is firm and starting to brown. Cool before serving


Apple Fritters

10 pkg yeast

3 qt. beer

10 c. flour

10 eggs

35 apples


oil for frying


Warm beer to 125F. Add some beer to yeast to activate it. Add flour, eggs,

salt and beer.  Beet mixture.  Let sit for 1 hr. until doubled.  Peel, core,

and wedge apples.  Coat apples with batter.  Fry in oil. Drain off oil

sprinkle with sugar and serve.


I'm sorry you'll have to reduce (or multiply) them to suit the number of

people you are serving yourself.  Most of the previous recipies will

serve about 100 people.


al-Sayyid A'aql ibn Ras al-Zib, Guildmaster

The Guild of St. Martha


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