Sunday, 29 May 2016

Hey nonny no, etc etc ...

Take and make a crust in a trap & take cruddes and wryng out þe wheyze and drawe hem þurgh a straynour and put hit in þe crust. Do þerto sugar the þridde part, & somdel whyte of ayren, & shake þerin blomes of elren; & bake it vp with eurose, & messe it forth.

The Forme of Cury, 1390

It couldn't be described as a thing of beauty, but this 14th century elderflower cheesecake - made with cream cheese and ricotta (that's the cruddes) and elderflowers (blomes of elren) picked along the river, turned out rather well, I thought, and I might even make it again. 


Cosy Books said...

It never fails to amaze when Ruth Goodman can turn out something for dinner from recipes that are hundreds of years old. The measurements are usually quite sketchy. Glad to hear the cheesecake not only turned out, but is worthy of another go!

mary said...

Well, there's never any photo, Darlene - so you never feel you're falling short of Mary Berry!