Considering the age of these Renaissance dessert recipes, it will surprise you to discover how straightforward the instructions are and that the recipes often call for surprisingly large amounts of sugar.
Read my brief article on and you'll be amazed at the amount of sugar that was commonly used from the beginning of the Medieval Era and throughout the Renaissance Era.
These recipes extend to us a fascinating peek into the type of desserts and confections people were eating over three centuries ago, and the recipes and ingredients they used to prepare them. Renaissance cooks wove ingenuity into their recipes, as they could only use the ingredients and equipment they had available. It is quite an experience to taste the actual treats our ancestors once enjoyed!
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Enjoy reading and experimenting with these historic dessert recipes. They are presented here exactly as they were first published around the mid 1600s.
"Renaissance Dessert Recipes Easy" Recipes
The Renaissance Dessert Recipes Glossary is designed to help you understand any of the outdated ingredient names or cooking terms that you might find used in historic British recipes.
You'll find this glossary helpful when reading the Medieval, Elizabethan, and Renaissance food recipes that appear exactly as first published.
Not only will it assist you in understanding the period recipes, but you'll enjoy reading it too. This glossary of Renaissance cooking terms may also shed light on some of the Old English words you have likely encountered in your casual, everyday reading.
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The Renaissance dessert recipes featured on this website are presented as they were first published in the mid 1600s. You get to read them as they actually appear in the Renaissance cookbooks.
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