All posts tagged: Traditional

Medieval Hemp Soup Recipes

I don’t know if you aware of it but hemp seeds in food are a pretty modern thing. I know that doesn’t fit the title of this post. But, yes they are! Only recently machinery was developed – the first sometime in the ’90s in Europe – that allows the non-laborious dehulling of hemp seeds. Hemp seeds have a very tough hull – not nice to eat (for a very nice overview of hemp economics and biology look at this recent book). This may be one of the reasons – besides that hemp was primarily for producing cloth, i.e. was harvested when the seeds weren’t ripe yet – that hemp used to be food for the poor. Thus, all traditional hemp recipes out there are really down-to-earth recipes. Don’t get me wrong. They ARE amazing!!! Despite being Medieval, they are even for modern standards pretty healthy… very healthy… Now here is the thing, you hardly find Medieval hemp soup recipes – besides Siemieniotka – on the English web. Thanks God, I speak German as well …

Bulgarian Milk Creme

It is time for another granny-style Bulgarian recipe. Be aware this one does not help to lose wait — BUT it is so delicious 😀 For this you need: 1 glass of water 6 glasses of milk (I usually use 3 cups of whole milk and 1 cup of a cream/milk mix) 1 cup starch flower 3 spoons of rose water (in fact the outermost Bulgarian ingredient ever) Almonds And, if you want, sugar. (I prefer using honey flavoured with vanilla – at least something healthy) Mix the starch into the water. Meanwhile cook the milk. And, once the milk is boiling, pull it into the starch dilution. Mix it well and put it back in the cooking pot. Add as much sugar as wyou want and let it cook well. Take a glass bowl and wash it well with the rose water. Put the almonds on the bottom and sides of the glass bowl and pour the creme over it. Once it is cold pull it quickly onto a plate. Finished!