Frumenty Recipe

Frumenty Recipes

Ingredients :

225 g whole wheat

900 ml water

pinch of salt

25 g soft brown sugar, honey or black treacle

1 tsp ground allspice

75 g currants or seedless raisins

Method :
  1. Wash the wheat well and put into a casserole with the water.
  2. Bring to the boil, cover and cook at 140C/275F/Gas 1 for 4-5 hours until the wheat grains have burst and the mixture is like a thick jelly.
  3. This is the prepared frumenty which may be eaten plain with sweetening, milk or cream.
  4. Season lightly with salt before eating.
  5. To make the dish more attractive, flavor the frumenty with sugar, honey or black treacle, spice and dried fruit.
  6. A little grated lemon rind or a spoonful of brandy may be added.
  7. Serve with cream.

Note :

A very old dish which is similar to porridge, but which was eaten on festival occasions with spices, cream and dried fruit, or even with a spoonful of brandy.

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