"I always like furmity; and so does Elizabeth-Jane; and so will you. It is nourishing after a long hard day." - Susan Henchard
I always had oatmeal growing up. It was my rushed 6AM breakfast before school, and it was never any fun. Still, this recipe has slowly become my morning ritual again, and I don't think it's because I'm getting older. Maybe it's the spices, maybe it's the honey and the real fruit...or maybe it's just the fact that I get to call it frumenty. Frumenty is just fun to say.
Frumenty has 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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