|Wagon and Barrels|
Keith Lovelady's Photography
One of the administrator’s most important duties was to ensure that no one went hungry on the estate(s) where he was employed. This was a very entailed duty as many supplies were obtained for an entire year as seen in the records of the Duke of Medina Sedonia’s administrator who placed orders from Madrid for up to 12 months.
|A Supply Order: Oats and Burlap to Make Bags|
Photo by Lord-Williams
HOW TO MAKE AN OAT DRINK OR SOPPES WITH ALMOND MILK ADAPTED FROM SENT SOVÍ # LXXXXVIIII QUI PARLA CON SE FFA AVENAT AB LET DE AMELLES, p 130
1 c almonds
4 c chicken broth
1 c oats
Grind almonds and chicken broth. Continue grindin and when well mixed, strain.
Put oats into a thin cloth bag like “ordiate” (barley water). and place them in a pan with the almond milk. Bring to a boil and simmer, tasting every five minutes. The desired consistency should take about 15 minutes if instant but over an hour if not.
Remove oats from the pan and put it in glasses. Sprinkle with sugar and serve.
They can be served hot or cold.