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Recipe for Creamed wheat
(Graneam triticeam sic facito)

By Cato, On Agriculture

This dish needs salt or honey to add taste to a bland recipe, when eaten with salt it tastes like porridge

Original recipe: Graneam triticeam sic facito. Selibram tritici puri in mortarium purum indat, lavet bene corticemque deterat bene eluatque bene. Postea in aulam indat et aquam puram cocatque. Ubi coctum erit, lacte addat paulatim usque adeo, donec cremor crassus erit factus.

Translation: Pour ½ pound of clean wheat into a clean bowl, wash well, remove the husk thoroughly, and clean well. Pour into a pot with pure water and boil. When done, add milk slowly until it makes a thick cream.


  • 100 g/3 oz wheat flakes.
  • 250 ml/½ pint milk.


  • Boil the wheat flakes in 1 pint of water for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Then add the milk and simmer very gently for a further ten minutes. Serve hot.
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