Venison with Frumenty(British)
cut suitable for boiling
kibbled,pearled or hulled wheat
full, cream, rich
mixed dried fruit
Place the meat in a large saucepan and cover with hot stock made from the bones of the deer or with hot salted water, using 1 level teaspoon salt to 500 ml (2 pints) water.
Bring quickly to the boil to seal the meat, skim, and add the vegetables.
Lower the heat and simmer until tender. (About: 2 to 3 hours, depending on the size of the joint).
Drain, leave in a warm oven for 5 to 10 minutes to dry off, then slice the meat.
Serve with frunienty and a little of the strained cooking liquid.
If you prefer roasted verison cook 1 35-1.8 kg (3-4 lb) haunch or saddle of venison in a medum oven 180 cup (350 F)Gas 4 for 20 minutes per 450 g (1 lb), bastin frequently with melted butter.
FOR THE FRUMENTY:- Soak the wheat for 12 hours, or overnight, in water, preferably placing the bowl in a warm place.
Boil the wheat gently in the milk for 20 minutes, add the dried fruit and continue boiling gently for another 40 minutes.
Beat the egg yolk with the honey and cinnamon and stir into the wheat and milk.
Add a little extra milk if the mixture appears too stiff, but don't et it get runny.
The grains of wheat should be soft.
Season very sparingly with salt. If you make the frumenty in advance add extra milk: when reheated.