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Friday, October 12, 2012

CELEMÍN WITH 14TH C RECIPE FOR HEAPS OF LEEK PURÉE


1/2 bushel and peck baskets
(1/2 bushel  = 4 celemínes)
Photo from:
 lilshani
1. dry measure, about one half peck, used to measure grain in the Middle Ages. 2. Castellan land measure, about 1/8 acre. [Gázquez. Cocina. 2002:32:42]

HEAPS OF LEEK PURÉE ADAPTED FROM SENT SOVÍ APÈ 69 PORRADA pp 230-231
For 6 persons

Ingredients

2 c raw almonds
1 ½ qts chicken broth
12 leeks[1]
2 medium onions
2 c virgin olive oil
¼ c lard
6 slices bacon
1 c hard cheese diced

Gently Frying Heaps  of Leeks
Photo by: Lord-Williams
For dough:
4 c flour
2 whole eggs
1 c water
2 tbsp lard
2-3 tsp salt


Preparation

Scald almonds and peel them. Let it sit 5 or 6 hours in 1 ½ qts chicken broth while the almond milk forms, strain it with a cheesecloth at the end of this time.
           
Slice the leeks and the onions. Scald them for 3 minutes in boiling water to soften the taste. Drain them well.
           
Heat a frying pan and add lard and oil. Heat it and fry bacon. When done remove the bacon and let cool. Add the leeks and onions to the frying pan with oil and lard and fry over low heat for 25 minutes- Add the almond milk and the cheese. Then cook all cook slowly for 25 minutes more to obtain the consistency of marmalade.

Crumble the bacon and add it to the mixture.  

Heaps of Leeks in Quiche
Photo by: Lord-Williams
For dough:

Mix all the ingredients for this. Knead well. Form a ball with it, cover it and let sit for 3 hours.

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350ºF/180ºC
           
Roll the dough out and line a pie tin with pizza dough. Prick it with a fork. Line it with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Weigh that down with chickpeas or rice.  Bake it in a moderate oven for 10 minutes.


Remove the foil or paper and weights. Pour the leek mixture into the pie shell and bake for ½ hour.[2] 


[1] A medieval recipe could have called for ½ peck or 5 ¼ lbs of leeks and increased the remaining ingredients accordingly.
[2] Nola's Cebollada Recipe published on October 1, 2012 is quite similar.

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