Being on a bit of a weird kick, I made a fruit pie with marrow. The cooking sometimes looks…odd, but this is another trust me recipes. It is very good! Not a normal day treat but something to try out some day.
Daryoles Marrow and Fruit Pies
Daryoles. Take wine & fresh broth, cloves, maces & marrow, & powder of ginger, & saffron, & let boil together, & put thereto cream,…& yolks of eggs, & mix them together, & pour the liquor that the marrow was seethed in thereto; then make fair coffins of fair paste, & put the marrow therein, & mince dates, & strawberries in time of year, & put the coffins in the oven, & let them harden a little; then take them out& put the liquor thereto, & let them bake, & serve. (Renfrow, Vol. 2, pp. 551)
1/2 C wine
1/2 C broth
1/2 tsp ea ground cloves, mace, and ginger
Marrow (from one batch of bones…roughly 1/2 to 2/3 C.)
1/2 C Marrow fat broth (you’ll understand when you cook the marrow)
1/2 C Cream
2 egg yolks
2/3 C de-stoned ground dates
2/3 C de-stoned ground apricots
I gathered the ingredients together, having done a rough chop on the dates and apricots. Yes the recipes calls for strawberries, I had to improvise as strawberries were out of season.
Then I put broth into a pot with wine.
The broth was made from the previous marrow dish in which the chicken was par-boiled in wine and water. I saved a little of the broth from the last dish for this one. It helps to be a little prepared.
Next the spices are added to the broth.
Next comes the marrow.
The pie was tasty though not my favorite. The pie was more savory then sweet, when I expected sweeter then savory. The flavors were magnificent though. Don’t pass this up because there is no sugar, try this for a new taste!