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Barley Frumenty

Frumenty is kind of a wheat pottage made from boiled wheat with the addition of eggs, broth or milk.

Traditionally frumenty is made with wheat, but we didn’t have any and I like barley better so I made it with pearl barley instead which of course changed things a bit. But I find it quite plausible that people would have made it like this as well. I based my version on the one you find on medievalcookery.com. I also left out the safran on the bases that it wouldn’t have been added in my poor man’s version and it’s really just colouring. I also had to reheat the porridge to thicken it, which the original recipe doesn’t do.

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Shaked chaos potatoes

This is one of my brother-in-law’s recipes and it is yummy. It is somewhere between a potato mash and boiled potato with herbs. It is perfect for the days where you still want to enjoy the amazing summer potato but have had them boiled all week and want something else.

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