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How To Make Medieval Dornish Cream Cakes From “The Winds Of Winter”


The Inn At The Crossroads has released their most recent Game Of Thrones recipe based on an excerpt of The Winds of Winter that was recently posted by George R.R. Martin.

These Medieval Dornish Cream Cakes sound dangerously good. They’re light and tart and I’m guessing it’s really easy to eat a lot of them in one sitting.

Check out the recipe after the break if you want to make your very own.

Ingredients for pastry:

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup warm water
pinch of saffron, or a single drop of yellow food coloring
Ingredients for Filling:

2 cups cream
1 eggs, plus 3 more eggs
pinch of cardamom
pinch of cinnamon
1/2 stick butter
1 tsp. rose water
2 Tbs. sugar for dusting
garnish with your choice of crushed pistachios, candied citrus, etc.
Make up the pastry shells: Combine the flour and sugar. Let the saffron soak in the warm water for about 5 minutes, until the water has taken on a slight yellow tint. Add this to the dry mixture a small amount at a time, until it has become a large lump of dough. Roll out the dough to a little under 1/4″ thickness, and cut into 2″ rounds. Press these into a mini muffin pan, and bake for around 5 minutes at 350F. Remove from pan and allow to cool.

For the Filling: Combine the cream and one beaten egg in a medium saucepan. Bring slowly to a simmer. In a separate bowl, beat the remaining eggs. While whisking furiously, gradually pour in about 1 cup of the cream- this tempers the eggs so you don’t scramble them. Pour this whole mixture back into the pot. Add the spices, butter, and rose water, and stir, as it thickens. When it has thickened appreciably, remove from heat and let cool.

Spoon the filling into the prepared shells, dust with sugar, and top with your choice of garnish.

(via The Inn At The Crossroads)


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