Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tart for an Ember Day

TART IN YMBRE  DAY. XX.VIII. V. (14th c. cookery)  (also, Ember days are fasr days before feast days when meat was not allowed)

Take and parboile Oynouns presse out the water & hewe hem smale. take
brede & bray it in a morter. and temper it up with Ayren. do therto
butter, safroun and salt. & raisouns corauns. & a litel sugur with
powdour douce. and bake it in a trape. & serue it forth.

6-8oz of cheese, grated
1lb onions (about 4 medium)
2 tbs fresh sage or 1 1/2tsp dried
3 tbs butter
4 eggs
1 tb sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
4 tbs currants
9" pie crust

Chop and boil onions 10 minutes, drain well. Mix everything, put in pie crust and bake at 350 until done (about 50 minutes--knife inserted in center comes out clean)

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