|Elf Fanatsy Fair 2012|
Mistress Sanguineness and the Butler Dick
Photo from: Eric
|Rose Petals for Pickling Figs|
Photo by: Lord-Wlliams
Lord Chamberlains of the Royal Household during this period were: Thomas Stanley, Richard Neville, the Earl of Salisbury (father of the Earl of Warwick) under the rule of Henry VI and Lord Hastings under the rule of Edward IV.
[Alonso Luengo. 1994:48;
Gázquez. Cocina. 2002:59 Nola. 1989:”Del officio de mayordomo”; and Sánchez-Albornoz. 2000:40:130: ftn 99:134 etc]
A sideboard was located at the side off the banquet hall. Cheeses, cold cuts and sweets were laid out for the household to nibble between meals. The Mayordomo might have ordered this dish for sweet tooths!
A BASIN OF PICLKED FIGS ADAPTED FROM NOLA’S xliii-1 BURNIA DE HIGOS
For 4 persons
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Cut off the stems of mature figs. Slice the figs in half.
Select a glazed earthenware basin or pot, which used to be called búrnia or albúrnia (see alboronía). Line it with a layer of rose petals. Sprinkle with sugar and add layer of figs, followed by another of rose petals, sugar and figs. Repeat until there are no more figs.
Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Secure with masking tape if necessary. Place the lid over this. Let it sit 15-20 days.
The figs should become sticky with the syrup they give off during this time and the petals will become impregnated with the aroma of roses. Then this mixture is ready.
The preparations can be made with dried or fresh figs. The latter are recommended.