Irish cuisine originated in the kitchens of the farmers of the past from good, wholesome food made with locally grown produce. Irish grain staples were barley, wheat, oats, and rye. Combine it with apples, another staple and you have a great Irish favorite. It can also make a hearty breakfast for those cold winter months if served warm instead of chilled. Especially if you use yogurt in place of the cream, also making it a great low fat dessert. :D Great either way. Posted for Zaar World Tour 05
- Bring a kettle full of water to boil.
- Add the Barley and the apples.
- Cook until both begin to soften.
- Drain and blend the mixture in a blender or sieve.
- Cook the mixture after adding the sugar and lemon and boil again.
- Allow to cool and then chill for an hour.
- To serve, add a dollop of cream on top and maybe a dash of cinnamon.
No guilt! I ate this chilled as a dessert! Topped with yogurt, I hated to wreck such a healthy dessert topping it with whipped cream! I also skipped the sugar and added a couple raisins to the barley and apples while cooking! Very good! A must make!