Desert woman with herd of camels from the 13th century Syrian Maqamat of al-Hariri

Desert woman with herd of camels from the 13th century Syrian "Maqamat of al-Hariri"

The previous list was for savory tidbits, and almost all are claimed! Make sure you either comment here, message me on facebook, or email me privately to claim which dish you want to make.

Here are the sweet dishes-

Another Mishash- Lady Ysabeau (An Crosaire)

(Anonymous Andalusian, p 160)
Flaky pastry cookies soaked in sugar syrup rolled in crushed walnuts and sugar

Oven Qahariyya

(Anonymous Andalusian, p 160)
Almond brittle dipped in starch and baked in the oven

Abbasid Qataif- Mistress Roslyn McLaren and Household

(Anonymous Andalusian, p 153)
Fried half-moon shaped dumplings filled with almonds and sugar dipped in rose-scented syrup

Zulabiyya

(Anonymous Andalusian, p 148)
This is the original recipe for modern Indian jalebis. They are exactly the same!  There is an excellent video for making jalebis here. Jalebi/Zulabiyya keeps very well in the fridge if tightly wrapped.

Faludhaj- Baroness Diana of Kilkenny (An Crosaire)

(Anonymous Andalusian, p 171)
Honey-almond-sesame candy

An Eastern Sweet- Baroness Jehannette de Lille (Darkwater)

(Anonymous Andalusian, p 179)
This is the medieval ancestor of modern Turkish Delight for the candy-maker, flavored with pomegranate, apple, pear or quince juice. Fun!

Hais- HL Signy (An Crosaire)

(Medieval Arab Cookery p 88- A Baghdad Cookery Book)
Round “biscuits” of breadcrumbs, dates, almonds, pistachios, sugar, and sweet sesame oil, rolled in more sugar. An SCA classic.

Lauzinaj- Baroness Ceridwen (An Crosaire)

(Medieval Arab Cookery p 418- Description of Familiar Foods)
This is, no lie, baklava rolls with almonds instead of walnuts, though walnuts would be completely okay, and so would layers instead of rolls.

Asabi Zainab (The Fingers of Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra)

(Medieval Arab Cookery p 418- Description of Familiar Foods)
Tiny cannoli tubes, dipped in syrup, then stuffed with pistachios and sugar and rosewater

Nuhud al-Adhra (Virgin’s Breasts)- Kristoff (Darkwater)

(Medieval Arab Cookery p 422- Description of Familiar Foods)
This is literally marzipan mixed with a little ghee/clarified butter, shaped like women’s breasts, and baked in the oven. Feel free to use edible food coloring to make these as realistic as possible.

Irnin- Gwenhwyvar Thredegold (Marcaster)

(Medieval Arab Cookery p 422- Description of Familiar Foods)
These are nothing more than the ancestor of ma’moul, a delicious and easy date-filled cookie.

No Cooking!

If you have no interest in cooking but would still like to contribute to the party please sign up for one or more of the following:
Dates
Figs, dried or fresh
Grapes
Olives of every kind- Umble (Oldenfeld)
Feta cheese, cubed
Queso fresco or farmer’s cheese, cubed

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