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#1663153
Bill McCarthy wrote: just add boiling water and a spoonful of peasemeal


Bill , this is the second time in a day that you've educated this Sassenach. :thumright:

I am going to put forward a proposal to nominate you as the FF resident nutritionist !........ :D
#1663160
Bill McCarthy wrote:Brose is incredible stuff - ...


.. not to be confused with 'Brewis' (pronounced 'brooz'), hard tack boiled up with cod, Newfoundland fisherfolk's staple:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_and_brewis :) </drift>
#1663230
Should you be tempted to try ordinary brose or Athol Brose it is important to use coarse or pinhead oatmeal. Rolled oats go through a different process and does not have the “nutty” flavour of the real thing. I get my oatmeal and peasemeal, sourced from the Golspie mill - perhaps the only working water wheel mill in the UK ?
Hamlyns oatmeal on the other hand can be found in most supermarket breakfast cereal sections.
#1663297
Bill McCarthy wrote: I get my oatmeal and peasemeal, sourced from the Golspie mill - perhaps the only working water wheel mill in the UK ?
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The village of Pakenham, Suffolk, just up the road from us has the distinction of having a working watermill and a working windmill.
There has been a water mill on the site for over a thousand years, flour having been produced from before William the Conqueror's visit

Peter :wink:
Last edited by PeteSpencer on Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#1663299
The water mill at Mapledurham just North of Reading on the Thames is still producing flour AFAIK and has been a scene for various movies....
#1663307
johnm wrote:... and has been a scene for various movies....


Including The Eagle Has Landed which was on just last week

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#1663311
It’s great to hear that these old mills are kept running. When I was a lad every parish had one and every farm or rural home had their oats milled in bulk. No money changed hands - payment to the miller - 10% of the quantity done.