Category Archives: History

Royal Meal VIII: Cakes & Pastry

Esteemed Readers, let’s bake something special today. I hope that a Sugar Cake & an Apple Cake will be perfect for a nice cup of afternoon tea. Recipes are of the 17th century yet. 🙂 Sugar Cake Take five or … Continue reading

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Royal Meal VII: Desserts

Finally, Esteemed Readers, we come to the most delicious part of our menu: desserts. Today I offer you some cream, milk & cookies. I hope you will enjoy them! 🙂 Almond Milk Take some almonds, scald them, peel & crush … Continue reading

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Royal Meal VI: Omelette & Beef Filet

Esteemed Readers, the spring is finally arriving, so let’s cook something light, green & delicious to welcome it. I offer you as follows: Omelette with Green Beans Take some green beans, peel them, cook in some fresh butter with a … Continue reading

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Royal Meal V: Vegetables & Lamb

Esteemed Readers, we go on our collection of 17th century recipes. So today in our menu there are: Artichokes in White Sauce Boil some small artichokes in slightly salted water. When they are ready, add some parsley, season with salt … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, here are two short. – and I hope not to difficult, – new riddles, prepared by His Majesty :-):                                       … Continue reading

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Royal Meal IV: Soups

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you some soups. Personally I belong to those who don’t regard soups as substantial meals, however if you like this kind of dish, here is a fresh 17th century look! Broth for White Soups Boil … Continue reading

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Royal Meal III: Easter Menu

Esteemed Readers, Happy Easter! On this occasion I would like to present you a curious menu, (please, take into account that the number of dishes was meant for a big company, not for only one person), that was typical for … Continue reading

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