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  • Roman recipes
    Patina of elderberries

    • 6 bunches of elderberries
    • ½ tsp (2.5ml) pepper
    • 1 tsp (5ml) anchovy essence
    • 4 fl oz (125ml) wine
    • 4 fl oz (125ml) passum
    • 4 fl oz (125ml) olive oil
    • 6 eggs
    • Remove the fruits from the stems of the elderberry bunches with a fork.
    • Wash them, place in a saucepan with a little water, and simmer gently until just softened.
    • Drain and arrange in a greased shallow pan.
    • Add the pepper, moisten with anchovy essence, then add the wine and passum and mix well.
    • Finally, add the olive oil and bring to the boil.
    • When the mixture is boiling, break the eggs into it and stir well to bind it together.
    • When set, sprinkle pepper over it and serve hot or cold.
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