Pot barley porridge – a real Scandinavian Christmas treat

barley porridgePot barley is the unrefined, whole grain of barley, as opposed to pearl barley, where the barley’s bran covering has been removed. Barley is used in traditional Scandinavian meat dishes as filler in sausages and haggis. Barley can be boiled and used instead of rice. Pot barley was used for Christmas porridge before the rice pudding was introduced. The pot barley porridge gives a real Christmas feeling with the cinnamon and soft warmth.
The porridge is best eaten the same day it’s cooked, but it will keep in the fridge for a day or two.

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Lentil soup with coconut milk and ginger

Lentil soup with coconut milk and gingerA very filling and pert soup where the ginger and the coconut milk permeate the flavour. If you rather serve the dish as a stew, leave the water out.
Serve with a freshly baked bread, perhaps and Indian Naan bread on the side, or as a stew with bulgur.
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