When it comes to medieval cooking, I am definitely not an expert. I did some research and found this recipe on Cluny Museum's site. This is a museum in Paris dedicated to the Middle Ages, so they know what they are talking about.

Talmouses are somewhat like cheese puffs with a triangle shape. There are barely any ingredients, and once you get the hang of how to pinch them into triangles, they are very easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 ready-made crust (I used normal crust, but I have seen recipes with puff pastry as well)
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt or sour cream (I used fromage blanc)
  • 4 oz cheese, cut into very small cubes - I used cantal, but you could use cheddar, swiss, etc.
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Roll out the crust and cut into circles about 3.5 inches in diameter.
  • Mix the cream, cheese and 1 egg. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put a small dollop of the cream mixture into the center of the circle, and fold up into a triangle shape, pinching the 3 corners to close.
  • Beat 1 egg, and brush the talmouses with the beaten egg.
  • Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Les Talmouses

Mine were not perfect triangles, but they were very good! ©Laura Crotet

I served this with a simple green salad, but they could also be used as appetizers. They go well with a light red wine, like a Touraine Gamay. Bon appétit!

- If you enjoy medieval food, here is a recipe for Vin de Noix (Walnut Wine).

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