Barley Cake | Magyk: Septimus Heap
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  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • ¼ cup wheatgerm
  • 2 cups precooked pearl barley*
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp bicarb soda
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Spoon into a greased bread pan.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
*To precook pearl barley, rinse and remove any discoloured pieces.
In a bowl, pour in the pearl barley and cover with cold water. Let sit and soak overnight (6-8 hours min). Drain and place in a saucepan. Pour in fresh water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, until cooked (tender).
-pearl barley cooking notes adapted from McKenzie's packaging.
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