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Appears in
Cooking and Dining in Medieval England

By Peter Brears

Published 2008

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  • 6 oz/150 g oatmeal (groats or pinhead)
  • 2 tsp salt


Bring pt/900 ml water to the boil, and sprinkle in the salt and the meal through the fingers of the left hand, while stirring with a wooden spatula (‘thivel’ or ‘spurtle’) held in the right.