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Knight’s feast for a children’s birthday party with a knight theme

Knightly accolade and celebrations

After a tiring tournament, the celebratory feast cannot be left out. A real feast, super drama presentations, a juggler fest, dances and pieces of music can be organised and learnt for the end of the camp. The valiant heroes can also receive their knightly accolade.

Feast meal (and the feast table)

The knight’s tables were usually only made up of boards. For a special occasion, the table would be covered with a white table cloth, which was often used to wipe the hands. Candle holders and candles, simple plates and clay pots filled with water were placed on the table. Food would be eaten with the fingers or with a handmade spoon.

  • Half chicken or chicken thighs

    Half chickens or chicken thighs are greased and strongly flavoured with a herb and spice mix (paprika, Provencal herbs, chicken salt flavouring, and a little pepper). The chicken is then wrapped in tin foil and placed in the hot coals. The chicken is constantly turned using gloves. Depending on the heat of the coals, the chicken can take up to one hour before it is cooked through and crispy. They must be regularly turned and checked. The eatingof the chicken was always a hit on our camps.

  • Sausage kebab

    Each knight is allowed to put together his own kebab. Sausages, pieces of meat, paprika, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, lean pork, onion rings are put onto a kebab stick and thrown in a pan, on the grill or carefully cooked over the fire.

  • Poor knights

    For the poor knights, you will need slices of white bread, 0.5 litres of milk, an egg, a dessert spoon of sugar, bread flour, fat for frying and sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle on top. The white bread slices are dipped in a mixture of sugar, egg and milk and then powdered with flour. The now coated bread slices are fried on both sides until they are golden brown and then sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. It tastes even better eaten with apple sauce, pear compote or vanilla sauce.

  • Stew

    There were no ovens in the times of the knights. There was only a fireplace in each home. For this reason, a stew was a daily occurrence. All of the vegetables available to hand would be added to the stew. The stew was made form barley flour, fresh milk and butter. Alternatively to barley flour, corn meal with water or butter milk could be used. A vegetable or meat side dish would perhaps be served with the stew. The stew will probably be eaten by the camp members over 2 days. Maybe you could have a battle of the sexes where the groups try to make up interesting variations of the stew.

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