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Durham Fluffin


A pottage of boiled barley with spice and brandy. Said to have been served in the North East at Christmas time.

Original Receipt (with thanks to Dennis Jenner) from Joe Curley, master-cook at Simpsons-in-the-Strand, reported in The Sunday Times Magazine c1979

Durham Fluffin
A milk pudding which looks suspiciously like sago pudding, but tastes like something else.

You need: 1oz. Pearl barley (soaked overnight in water)
1 pint milk,
2 oz. sugar,
I teaspoon grated nutmeg,
a few drops of brandy.

Simmer the barley in the milk till it is smooth (about 30 minutes; four hours if you haven't soaked it first). Add nutmeg, sugar and brandy. Serve.


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