A slightly different take on the predominant fruit and nut theme.
I put dried cranberries in it because I didn't have enough
candied peel, otherwise, it's Sally Clarke's recipe.
'A small slice is all that is necessary of this rich sweetmeat,
heavily studded with nuts and dried fruits
and intensely flavoured with honey and spices.
It is perfect to serve as an alternative to a dessert,
particularly in the colder months,
with espresso coffee or a glass of vin santo
the pleasure derived from creating this yourself,
as the rich aromas fill your kitchen with images of Renaissance Italy,
will be well worth the time and effort.'
A full moon cake on an eclipsing plate
it suddenly occurs to me.
The Dream of Joseph, 1356 - 67 (fresco)
Bartoli di Fredi
San Gimignano, Italy.