Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
This is a sweet snack/dessert that I believe is Dutch in origin (please correct me if I'm wrong ... I have only seen Dutch people make it, including my mom and grandma). The jello gives it a bit of a thicker consistency, but don't expect anything nearly as solid as normal jello. You can use whatever jello flavour suits your fancy, I suppose. We used to love this as kids!
- 8 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup barley
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup currants
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 (85 g) packagewild cherry gelatin
- Simmer water, barley, raisins and currants for one hour.
- Add vinegar and jello powder and stir until jello is dissolved.
- Cool and serve.
Definitely a five star recipe! We used to have it as kids too! ;) I think it takes an aquired taste to enjoy it - my husband was new to it, so was turned off by the texture - but I just love the texture! Feels so yummy in my mouth! I believe the Dutch name for it is Parltje Brei... sounds like Puddelsy when you say it with the Dutch accent.