True Oatmeal Flummery

A recipe of 1760, which is included several times in later collections.

Method

Soak 3 handfuls of fine oatmeal in cold water for 24 hours. After this time add an equal quantity of water and leave another 24 hours. Strain through a fine sieve, add a heaped tablespoon of caster sugar and the strained juice of an orange.

Boil till very thick.

Pour into shallow dishes and serve with honey and cream.

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