Sanders, mulberry juice and cochineal had been used for crimson, indigo stone for blue, the juice of spinach for inexperienced and saffron or gum gambodge for yellow. To make red comfits, seeth three or 4 ounces of brazel with a little bit water: take of this pink water 4 spoonfuls; of sugar, one ounce, and boile it to his decoction: then giue 6 coats and it will bee of an excellent colour; or else you could turne so much water with one dramme of turnsole, doing as before. He mentions that the following seeds will be made into comfits: anise, caraway, fennel, coriander; also cinnamon cut into small, dry sticks; orange rinds, ginger, cloves, almonds. He comments, The smaller that Annis-seed comfits be, the fairer, the harder, and so in all different.” He also mentions cinnamon powder and musk as flavorings. I have not included his recipe since it is long, convoluted and contradictory in components, however other than using a preparatory gum Arabic resolution, my instructions comply with his basic procedure. Ivan Day is sure that Plat by no means made comfits! Permission is granted for republication in SCA-related publications, supplied the creator is credited. Addresses change, but an inexpensive try should be made to make sure that the author receives a duplicate. If this article is reprinted in a publication, I might admire a discover in the publication that you just discovered this article within the Florilegium. I might additionally respect an electronic mail to myself, so that I can observe which articles are being reprinted.