*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
            Noodles In Fairy Butter (Recipe For April Fools Day)
 
 Recipe By     : Janet Morrissey <janetm@MAGNUS1.COM>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4                    Egg Yolks -- hard-cooked
      1/2  Cup           Sugar
      1/2  Cup           Sweet Butter -- softened
    1      Tsp.          Dried Thyme -- *
    1      Tsp.          Dried Sweet Basil -- *
    2      Tbsps.        Orange Flower Water
    1      Pound         Noodles -- cooked
    1                    Orange -- sliced
 
 beat the egg yolks, sugar, butter, thyme, basil, and orange water in a
 small bowl until smooth.  Mix enough of the butter with the hot noodles
 to coat them with a golden-yellow color.  Garnish with orange slices.
 
 * whenever possible, I use fresh rather than dried herbs
 
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 NOTES : Since April Fool’s Day is coming up I looked through a book I have
 that lists various dishes for different festivals throughout the year.  It’s
 called A Kitchen Witch’s Cookbook.
 
 This is a recipe from the England, in the 1700s.  The notes indicate "This
 is a sweet side dish which, with its bright color and scent, inspires
 thoughts of spring frolic, abundant buttercups, and pranks by the Fey.
 People of the Middle Ages loved sweetened or spiced butter, especially
 honey or sage butter.