xxxxix. Sardeyneȝ - Sugared and Spiced Nuts Occasionally you run across a set of instructions that are so vague they are difficult to interpret. This is one such recipe. I must admit I did attempt to locate similar recipes from peers and fellow cooking scholars, but to no avail. I finally jumped in feet first and created my own interpretation. If my interpretation is correct it creates something similar to a praline, a spiced and sugared caramalized nut candy that is D E L I C I O U S! I am unashamed to admit that I am thoroughly addicted to this interpretation. This strikes me as unusual because this recipe is found in the "pottage" section of the Two fifteenth-century cookery-books : Harleian MS. 279 (ab 1430), & Harl. MS. 4016 (ab. 1450), with extracts from Ashmole MS. 1439, Laud MS. 553, & Douce MS. 55 by Thomas Austin , so I would expect a pudding, cereal, broth like consistency. Something magical happens when you add a large amount of sugar to
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