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Friday, May 20, 2016

MELANDA, -O WITH ROSE PETAL HONEY TAFFY RECIPE

1. honeydew. 2. honey cake; treacle; golden or refined syrup, clarified honey (today, clarified molasses produced by boiling sugar cane).  3. taffy balls. 4. sweet,  honey sweet.[Anón/Huici.1966:523:284; Granados. 1971:xxxix:284; and Nola. 1989:xliii-1]

ROSE PETAL HONEY TAFFY BALLS ADAPTED FRON HUICI’S TRANSLATION OF ANÓN AL-ANDALUS #525 PASTA DE ROSA MELADA, p 284


½ lb rose petals
2 lbs honey     

Preparation

Remove enough rose petals from the buds to layer an earthenware dish. Wash and let drip dry.

Boil honey and clarify. Add rose petals. Gently boil (using a candy thermometer) up to 300º F
Fill a bowl with ice water. Drop small amounts of the mixture into the bowl. They will form little balls.

Remove from water and let cool over parchment paper. If not available paint plastic wrap with oil and place the candy on this.

Eat like nuts during meals. As it must be sucked, it is an excellent way shut up those who chatter too much!

It elevates stomach and liver problems as well as dropsy in the lower abdomen. It also moderately helps body-building, if it be God’s will.



[1] Due to lack of rose pedals the recipe was reduced to 2 oz rose petals and 8 oz/2 c honey.

HUICI’S TRANSLATION OF ANÓN AL-ANDALUS #525 


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