Early Valentine’s Day


We are celebrating early since I have to work tomorrow.  We are doing a low-key dinner at home.  I based the dinner on King’s Landing.  I made Poudre Forte using the Grains of Paradise I purchased the other day.  Above is the mixture.  In the cookbook there is a great quote about this spice, “Powder-fort…seems to be a mixture likewise of the warmer spices, pepper, ginger &cc pulverized. -THE FORME OF CURY, 14TH CENTURY”

With the Poudre Forte I made Roast Boar (but had to substitute pig instead).  Here it is coming out of the oven.


To accompany this I made Oatbread.  It has dates and apple bits in it and was actually the best part of the meal (although the pork was good too).


We also had Sweetcorn fritters.  These are not sweet and actually did not have a lot of flavor so not that exciting.


For dessert (once we find some room in our stomachs), we are going to have Layered Coconut Cake.  This was an all day endeavor so hopefully is tasty.  Tom loves coconut cake so really want this one to be good.


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

P.S. I have started a new blog dedicated to the food I am making from the Game of Thrones cookbook.  The first post is at https://feastsoficeandfire.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/first-blog-post


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2 Responses to Early Valentine’s Day

  1. Michelle says:

    Looks impressive; hope the cake meets expectations!


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