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Appears in
Cooking and Dining in Medieval England

By Peter Brears

Published 2008

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  • 8 oz/225 g dates, stones removed
  • 4 oz/100


Grind the dates to a smooth paste (it is easier to chop them finely and then knead them smooth).

Boil the honey to 120°C/250°F on a sugar thermometer, pour into the dates in a small bowl, and rapidly work in with the ginger. Pack into a shallow box from which it may be cut as required.