Meat Loaf with Almonds

  • 1 kg ground beef
  • 1 C fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 T red wine
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1/2 C almond milk
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1/8 t ground mace
  • 1/8 t ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and shape into a loaf. Put into a deep covered casserole and bake at 350F for 1 hour. drain off fat and turn onto a serving platter.

Credits: Seven Centuries Cookbook

Almond Milk

Grind blanched almonds to a very fine powder in a coffee grinder or food processor. Store in refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container. To make almost milk, mix 1/4 C ground almonds with 1 C water or broth. Mix well, or put in blender. If desired, cook over low heat. Mix well before using.

Credits: Tournaments Illuminated.

Rice Currant Pudding

  • 1 C short grain Italian rice (risotto)
  • 2 C milk
  • 3 T beef suet
  • 1 C cream
  • 3 egg yolks beaten with 1 T sherry
  • 1 T orange flower water
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1 lb currants

Wash rice in sieve. Simmer rice in milk until all liquid is absorbed. Put rice away to chill overnight.

The next day, mix everything well. Pour into a casserole and bake about 45 min. at 350F or until top begins to brown. Serve quite warm with a little extra cream on top.

Credits: Known World Handbook