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A white knuckle ride of a thread about PEARL BARLEY

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Slubberdegullion Wed 02-Feb-11 21:26:08

[Florence & The Machine Inspirational Music Intro]

Pearl Barley

[Shots of young people doing parkour on walls with graffiti]

Right I have 375 g of pearl barley left in my 500g bag and unless I get some VERY EXCITING and dramatic ideas of what the chuff to do with it the dds will be clearing it out from the top back shelf in 40 years time when I have snuffed it.


Thank you

Rubyonthetown Wed 02-Feb-11 22:10:25



CatIsSleepy Wed 02-Feb-11 22:10:31

i have had a bag of pearl barley in my kitchen cupboard for about 3 years so I am clearly no use to you.

am just hanging around this thread for the cheap thrills

Slubberdegullion Wed 02-Feb-11 22:11:28

No Marine nooooo

Only bright and happy pearl barley anecdotes please. At least with the whole handful bunging in revelation it will taste of the juices.

And no more craft ideas.

Eleison Wed 02-Feb-11 22:13:12

Oh yes, it has to taste of the juices. DH sometimes tries to make me cook it separately but I would never do that.

Slubberdegullion Wed 02-Feb-11 22:19:55

I've only eaten it once now (apart from in toe splaying Sunday night Songs of Praise scotch broth) and even I know you would never have it sans juices.

Why would you want it on it's own? WHY?

coldtits Wed 02-Feb-11 22:19:58

barley polenta?

Cook it, and put it in a tupperware. RAM it down hard. Refrigerate overnight. Slice it into 1/2 inch slices in the morning, fry it in cooking spray (or butter, if you're not as fat as me, which wouldn't be hard) and serve with poached eggs on top.

coldtits Wed 02-Feb-11 22:21:09

God, I'm such a worthy dullard <<sigh>>

MarineIguana Wed 02-Feb-11 22:22:33

Oh coldtits. I didn't think it could get any worse. That sounds grim.

(Sorry slubber I mean of course yum Pearl Barley, tra-la-la-laaa!) hmm

Slubberdegullion Wed 02-Feb-11 22:23:12

That sounds quite advanced coldtits.

coldtits Wed 02-Feb-11 22:24:05

no, it's really easy.

<<slits wrists>>

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Feb-11 22:25:41

Comfy on the mouth sounds nice

MmeLindt Wed 02-Feb-11 22:28:21

I don't ever KNOW what Pearl Barley is.

But tonight I learned what Lamb Shanks is in French (although I fear that someone is taking the piss and the butcher will roar with laughter when I order them next week).

Is Pearl Barley like lentils then? Going by the broth reference.

I'd say more like a cross between small pasta shapes and lentils - less scratchy and softer.

Slubberdegullion Wed 02-Feb-11 22:30:03

sad oh. Oh no don't be sad about the polenta.

i'm going to start with the bunging in and may progress to the fried slices.


coldtits Wed 02-Feb-11 22:30:10

It's like a cross between lentils and rice. It doesn't have the sometimes gritty qualitiy of lentils, it is more starchy, yet is chewier than rice.

MarineIguana Wed 02-Feb-11 22:31:12

It's a bit like eating wet cotton wool buds, without the sticks.

coldtits Wed 02-Feb-11 22:31:13

I am VERY tickled by the idea that you are, as we type, frantically boiling barley in an attempt to stop me crying. DOn't disabuse me of this image,. it's making me smile!

RustyBear Wed 02-Feb-11 22:31:35

Knew this thread had to be yours, slubber.

Apparently, snails are very fond of pearl barley...

deepdarkwood Wed 02-Feb-11 22:31:45

Well bugger me sideways, is it really spelt parkour? I always assumed it was parcours from the froglish.
Sorry, I have nothing to add on Pearl barley, ine is almost certainly Past Its Sell By Date.

YY - also like soft but chewy rice.

Get me and coldtits trying to describe it!

Slubberdegullion Wed 02-Feb-11 22:32:50


Yes, yes I am boiling it now coldtits

in my head

And coldtits - can you really do the egg thing with it? Have you?

deepdarkwood Wed 02-Feb-11 22:33:33

Thank fuck for that - parcours is the original derrivation, so I remain cool in the face of pearliness

BeenBeta Wed 02-Feb-11 22:33:36

Make Barley Water with it. Chill in the fridge and feed to the DCs.

Very good for urinary infections as well as jolly nice on picnics in summer.

<invokes images of dashing young men and swooning ladies in crisp whites on a balmy summer day circa 1910>

MmeLindt Wed 02-Feb-11 22:34:53

Have googled and know German and French for Pearl Barley but don't think I have come across it. Will look in supermarket next time I am in town.


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