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— Chef's Note —

"I always like furmity; and so does Elizabeth-Jane; and so will you. It is nourishing after a long hard day." - Susan Henchard

The word frumenty is just fun to say. It's been called England's oldest national dish, and was often used to celebrate holidays or other happy affairs. In The Mayor of Casterbridge, it's called furmity and is served with milk, raisins, currants, and under-the-counter rum. Try some with almonds, orange blossom water, saffron, or other vibrant spices and garnishes.

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♦︎ Final Fantasy XIV ♦︎ The Mayor of Casterbridge ♦︎ Through the Looking-Glass ♦︎

How to Make Frumenty

— Ingredients —

3 1/4 cup water
cracked wheat
2 cups cracked wheat
(or rolled oats)
3/4 cup raisins

— Instructions —

  1. On stovetop, bring water to a boil.
  2. Stir in oats and cinnamon.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally (about 1 minute).
  4. Remove from heat, and serve in deep bowls.
  5. Top with a splash of milk, as well as honey, milk, raisins, and any additional cinnamon to taste.
  6. Note: Frumenty tends to stick to the cooking pot, so be sure to serve it hot and wash the pot as soon as you can. You can also make frumenty in the microwave by heating 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1 cup water per serving (about 45 seconds).