Blank Desire (recipe)

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Period Recipe

From the Forme of Cury.

Take Brawn of Hennes or of Capouns ysoden withoute þe skyn. & hewe hem as smale as þou may. & grinde hem in a morter. after take gode mylke of Almandes & put þe brawn �erin. & stere it wel togyder & do hem to seeþ. & take flour of Rys & amydoun & alay it. so þat it be chargeant. & do þerto sugur a gode party. & a party of white grece. and when it is put in disshes strewe uppon it blaunche powdour, and þenne put in blank desire and mawmenye in disshes togider. And serue forth.


Take boiled white meat of capons or of chickens without the skins, chop into small pieces and grind in a mortar. Take good almond milk and add the meat to it, and stir it together. Set it to simmer, and add rice flour and amydoun and mix it in so that it will be thick, and add a good bit of sugar and a piece of white grease. When it is plated, sprinkle it with blanche powder and then put blank desire and mawmenee together in the dishes, and serve forth.


  • blank "Desne" . Desire, Contents; rect�. V. Gloss. The Recipe in MS. Ed. 29 is much the same with this.
  • Mawmenye. See No. 194.

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