Barley Soup

Preparation info

  • 6

    helpings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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Ingredients

  • oz. cream of barley or patent barley
  • ½ pt. milk
  • 1

Method

Blend the barley with the milk. Boil the stock with the fat and the yeast or meat extract, stir it into the barley and milk, return all to the pan and simmer until the barley thickens and becomes clear. Stir all the time as the barley easily forms lumps. Season very carefully, adding the merest trace of nutmeg.

Serve with croûtons of fried bread, handed separately.