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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

TrillianAstra Mon 28-Feb-11 12:24:08

I have bought some Pearl Barley now.

I feel it deserves capitals.

Not sure what I'm going to do with it though.

Some bulgar wheat too.

TrillianAstra Tue 01-Mar-11 16:05:51

So if I want to make risotto with pearl barley...

how much stuff?

how long to cook?

SlubberKongWubba Tue 01-Mar-11 18:18:03

It takes much longer than risotto rice Trillian (says she who has only done it once). About an hour, maybe more. didn't fart arse about with all the stirring shennanigans. Amounts about the same as rice.

I did it (the PB risotto) with bratwusrt sausages. It was VERY good.

i have nearly finished the original packet smile

TrillianAstra Tue 01-Mar-11 18:33:06

An hour?! That's ages! Good excuse to eat olives while you wait I guess.

SlubberKongWubba Tue 01-Mar-11 19:39:01


I was taken by suprise too.

dh and I had no olives, or snackerage of any sort OR any wine so we had to drink port pre the PB risotto.

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 10:09:46

Mmm, port!

RustyBear Thu 06-Oct-11 11:06:52

Sometimes old threads are worth reviving...

SilentBoob Fri 30-Dec-11 09:35:07

I am supposed to be looking for that thread about St Moritz tanning cream. Dh doesn't believe me that I have been side-trached for 20 minutes reading about Pearl Fucking Barley.

SkivingAgain Fri 30-Dec-11 10:09:05

Grateful thanks to SilentBoob for resurrecting this thread. It's 'before my time', as a newish MNer. Brilliant grin

FlouncyMcFlouncer Sat 20-Jul-13 14:21:30

Someone else just mentioned this thread and I Googled. I am now resurrecting for the sole purpose of pointing out that in just over two years the price of Pearl Fucking Barley has ROCKETED from 39p to 55p! Now see what happens when you bloody MNers make things trendy!"!!

*I have never bought, cooked or eaten PFB. (Pearl Fucking Barley, not precious first-born. Although I didn't cook and eat him, either.)

Trills Sat 20-Jul-13 15:50:42

I have a soup with PFB in it on the hob right now.

Yes I know it's summer, I like soup okay?

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