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Durham Fluffin
Puddings and Sweet Deserts

A pottage of boiled barley with spice and brandy. Said to have been served in the North East at Christmas time. Compare with Christmas Pottage

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Original Receipt (with thanks to Dennis Jenner) from Joe Curley, master-cook at Simpsons-in-the-Strand, reported in The Sunday Times Magazine c1979

Durham Fluffin
A milk pudding which looks suspiciously like sago pudding, but tastes like something else.

You need: 1oz. Pearl barley (soaked overnight in water)
1 pint milk,
2 oz. sugar,
I teaspoon grated nutmeg,
a few drops of brandy.

Simmer the barley in the milk till it is smooth (about 30 minutes; four hours if you haven't soaked it first). Add nutmeg, sugar and brandy. Serve.


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