The obscure word of the week is frumenty

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThis week’s obscure English word is frumenty.

It’s the name of an eighteenth century pudding made mostly of wheat boiled in milk, sweetened with sugar, often with raisins, thickened with egg yolk and topped with a spice such as nutmeg or cinnamon. The word is derived from Middle English, French and then Latin, meaning ‘corn’.  Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

And check out this cool YouTube video:

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2 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is frumenty

    1. I’m not sure I’d want to try either, but the recipe’s there for any brave reader… Mind you, I figure some eighteenth century foods are better left there. Maggot Stilton, for instance (no, just no!).

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