Original recipe from Platina:
Verzusum. Take the yolks of four fresh eggs, half an ounce of cinnamon, four ounces of sugar, a like amount of orange juice and rosewater, Blend this all together and when it has been reduced to one mass. you cook it in the same manner as we described for cooking saffron pottage... it cools the liver and checks the bile.
- Andrews, E.B. trans. Platina. De Honesta Voluptatae. L. de Aguila. Venice, 1475. St. Louis: Mallinckrodt, 1967.
Orange Custard is featured in Coronation Feast of H.R.H Kenna
Michael Hobbes is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, living in Columbus, Ohio. He was recently awarded the Laurel, the SCA's highest honor for arts & sciences, for his work in cooking.
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