The Christmas It is almost upon us and this year, as in previous, History Pills I suggest some recipes to prepare typical dishes of the best party invented many centuries ago.

Below is the recipe for making Nucato, a Christmas cake popular of Middle Ages, directly from the website


The nativity in a medieval illumination

Ingredients: vellum, 1 kg of apples millefiori, 1 kg of almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts, 1 lemon, mixture of spices, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 pinch of pepper, quite a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1/3 teaspoon of powdered cloves.

Heat gently honey and schiumarlo well.
Grind coarsely almonds or other nuts.
Add the almonds with honey and cook, stirring constantly.
It takes the 30 to 45 minute simmer, stirring constantly.
The preparation is ready when you hear crackling slightly due to heat, but be careful not to burn, otherwise it becomes black and he knows slightly bitter.
The spices are added in twice during the preparation; 1 teaspoon of mixture at the beginning and the rest at the end of cooking.
When the nucato it is cooked, spread it on a plate or pastry on a non-stick pizza pan, better if covered by a sheet of parchment paper.
Use the cut of a half a lemon to spread the boiling mixture.
Let cool well before consuming (Article adapted from: sguardosulmedioevo) (Photo gives: e