Gronnden benes (recipe)

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Period Recipe

From the Forme of Cury.

FOR TO MAKE GRONDEN BENES. I.



Notes

  • Gronden Benes. Beans ground (y ground, as No. 27. 53. 105.) stript of their hulls. This was a dish of the poorer householder, as also is 4 and 5, and some others.
  • a nost. An ost, or kiln. Vide Gloss. _voce_ Ost.
  • wyndewe. Winnow.
  • gode broth. Prepared beforehand.

Modern Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups split fava beans
  • 4 cups beef and red wine stock
  • 250 g cubes bacon
  • Fried shallots to garnish

Method

  1. Simmer beans in stock for about and hour or until nearly soft.
  2. Add bacon and simmer for another 20-30 minutes until beans are really soft
  3. Serve


Mistress Adrienne

Notes

The historical version of this recipe was taken from the Project Gutenberg e-text of the Forme of Cury. -->