.lvj. Charlette - Pork Custard Todays culinary adventure from 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 was a pair of related dishes consisting of meat cooked in milk. The name itself means meat-milk --char - for flesh and lette for milk. The first dish was a bit more favorably received then the second dish. There are recipes for dishes called "milk meats" similar to Milke Rostys . This might make a good breakfast dish, but it is thoroughly unappetizing to look at and I'm afraid the modern diner might have to be "talked into" giving it a try. In fact, we did place this on our list of least favorite dishes that we have tried and on the "too period for modern tastes" list. That being said, you should try this recipe if for nothing else, the experience of putting this dish together. I'm sure a
Welcome to Give it Forth: Adventures in Medieval Cooking. In the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) I am known as the Mistress Bronwyn ni Mathain, Shire of Winged Hills, Barony Flaming Gryphon, Midrealm.