I'd like regular ancestral cooking emails!
I’m grinding oats today to make more Sowans.
Sowans (pronounced soo-ans) is a traditional Scottish fermented drink made from the bran/husk of newly ground whole oat groats. I’ll put what you can see here through a sieve – leaving bran and tiny bits of white oat in the bowl and rolled oats still in the sieve.
I’ll then take what’s in the bowl, cover it with water and ferment it for a week. And the rolled oats left in the sieve, we can use to make porridge.
Check out my story today for grinding in motion (the #marcato grinder is so quiet and meditative) plus more Sowans pics and words.