To make Water Gruel

Method

Take a Pint of Water, and a large Spoonful of Oatmeal, stir it together, let it boil up three or four times, stirring it often. Don’t let it boil over, then strain it through a Sieve, salt it to your Palate, put in a good Piece of fresh Butter, brue it with a Spoon till the Butter is all melted, and it will be fine and smooth, and very good. Some love a little Pepper in it.