Fishing Creek Herb Guild

April Program Info
Hildegard von Bingen
Spelt Energy Cookies 
                adapted from Hildegard von Bingen

400 g. spelt flour, 2 gr. butter, 15 gr. unrefined sugar, 2 eggs, dash of salt, 20 gr. cinnamon, 5 gr. cloves, sweet almonds

Dust a working surface with flour and distribute the butter in little pieces. Add all remaining ingredients, knead together quickly and chill for 30 minutes. roll out dough to a thickness of about 2-3 mm and cut out cookies. place on a cookie sheet and bake at 180 degrees C for 20-30 minutes.
Herbs Used in Hildegard's Medicine:  
agrimonia, aloe, arum, basil, bay leaves, bedstraw, burdock, camomile, caraway, celery seed, chervil, cinnamon, clary sage, cloves, columbine, cubeb cherries, cumin, cumin pimpernel, curled mint, dill, duckweed, English geranium, euphorbia, fennel, fenugreek, field mint, field mustard, fleaseeds (psyllium), galangal (catarrh root), ginger, hart's tongue fern, herb robert, horehound, horseradish, hyssop, lavender, licorice, linseed, long pepper, lovage, lungwort, masterwort, mother of thyme, mugwort, mullein, myrrh, nutmeg, parsley, pellitory, plantain, primrose, psyllium, quendal, quince, ribgrass (plantain), rose hip, rosemary, rue, sage, savory, saxifrage, stinging nettles, tormentil, valerian, vervain, violet, watercress, water mint, wood betony leaves, yarrow, yellow gentian, yew tree

from Hildegard of Bingen's Medicine by Wighard Strehlow and Gottfried Hertza,  Bear & Co. Press.