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Re: Flummery?

Poster: Tom Rettie <tom@mail.his.com>

On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, hank harwell wrote:

> In reading through a translation of "The Rule of Tallaght", an early 
> Irish monastic rule, I ran across a dish called "flummery."  I have no 
> idea what it is, but all my research indicates that flummery is a sweet, 
> like pudding or custard made from fruitor berries.  However, the 
> translation indicates that it was made of bread and not "dry eggs", with 
> a poultry or meat base.
> Any leads on what this is would be greatly appreciated!

Well, my modern dictionary says:

"...Originally, a soft jelly made by straining boiled, slightly fermented
oatmeal or flour."


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