MARIANNE'S BARLEY & FLÄSK RECIPE

Friday was always Marianne's favorite day on the family farm. Every Friday, Marianne and her mother would spend time together baking for the next week. Marianne's mother was very busy managing the home, raising her children, and helping her father with the farm. During the long days on the farm her mother would need to make sure the family ate well for all their hard work. Marianne remembers the countless smiles on the faces of the family after they came in to the smell of their favorite barley and bacon meal. Marianne says: 

“Although it is simple, it is the perfect farmers meal that reminds me of my mother and of home. I always think of her and my childhood every time I make it!"

INGREDIENTS:

2 teaspoons of butter

1 cup of lingonberry jam

500 g (~1 lb)of fläsk or Bacon

1 onion

3 dl (1.25 cups) of barley 

6 dl (2.5 cups) of milk ( 1.5% fat)

Ingredient: pepper

1 teaspoon of pepper

Ingredient: salt
Ingredient: milk
Ingredient: onion
Ingredient: barley
Ingredient: fläsk
Ingredient: lingonberry jam
Ingredients: syrup
Ingredients: butter
Ingredients: water

12 dl (5 cups) of water

2 tablespoons of syrup

1 teaspoon of salt

RECIPE:

*Serves 5 people. You must prepare the barley the 8-10 hours before.

Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step One

Place barley into water for 8-10 hours

 

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Four

After the water begins to boil, turn the flame to medium and stir the barley. Cover the pot.

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Two

Strain the water from the barley

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Three

In a pot, add the water to the barley and salt, place on the stove under high heat.

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Five

Dice the onion

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Six

 Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius 

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Seven

 Add the milk 

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Eight

Butter the interior of the pot

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Nine

Once the Milk boils, place the flame on low and cook for 20 minutes or until the barley absorbs to milk

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Ten

Add diced onion into the barley and mix  throughout 

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Eleven

Add the syrup into the barley and mix throughout

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Twelve

Add the pepper into the barley and mix throughout

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Thirteen

Lightly butter a ceramic cooking pan 

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Fourteen

Pour the barley into pan and create a flat surface

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Fifteen

Bake in the oven until it is browned on top

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While Barley is Baking:

Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Sixteen

Add a teaspoon of butter to a frying pan

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Seventeen

Cut flask (bacon) into 1 inch thick strips 

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Final Product

Once the barley is browned on the top, serve the barley and bacon with lingonberry jam so that each person can serve themselves the desired amounts of barley, bacon, and jams as they like!

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Barley & Fläsk Recipe - Step Eighteen

Fry fläsk (bacon) in butter until they are crispy or, as Marianne says: "as you like." 

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Marianne & Her Barley & Fläsk

Marianne's Bacon & Barley Recipe:

 

*Serves 5 people. If you want to make the meal for lunch you must prepare the  barley the night before. If you want to make this meal for dinner you must  prepare the barley in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 3 dl (1.25 cups) barley

  • 12 dl (5 cups) water

  • 2 teaspoon butter

  • 6 dl (2.5 cups) milk 1.5% fat

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

  • 2 tablespoon syrup

  • 1 cup of lingonberry jam (to serve)

  • 500 g (~1 lb)of fläsk or Bacon

Recipe:

 

1. Place 3 dl of barley into 6 dl of water for 12 hours

2. Strain the water from the barley

3. In a pot, add the water to the barley and salt, place on the stove under high heat.

4. After the water begins to boil, turn the flame to medium and stir the barley. Cover the pot.

5. Dice the onion

6. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius

7. Add the milk

8. Butter the interior of the pot

9. Once the Milk boils, place the flame on low and cook for 20 minutes or until the barley absorbs to milk

10. Add the diced onion into the barley and mix  throughout

11. Add the syrup into the barley and mix throughout

12. Add the pepper into the barley and mix throughout

13. Lightly butter a ceramic cooking pan

14. Pour the barley into pan and create a flat surface

15. Bake in the oven until it is browned on top

 

While Barley is Baking:

 

16. Add a teaspoon of butter to a frying pan

17. Cut flask (bacon) into 1 inch thick strips

18. Fry fläsk (bacon) in butter until they are crispy or, as Marianne says: "as you like." 

 

Once the barley is browned on the top, serve the barley and bacon with lingonberry jam so that each person can serve themselves the desired amounts of barley, bacon, and jams as they like!

 

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Written by The Recipe Hunters:

Leila Elamine, edited by Anthony Morano