Add 4 tablespoons of
water to the apple, bring to the boil and cook 2 minutes. Heat the milk
and the cream with the sugar and the vanilla sugar. Mix with all other
ingredients. Pour the mixture in small earthenware pots and bake 25
minutes in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
Cook the barley in 1 liter water for 30 minutes and
drain. Add the cream, the rusks, the raisins and the prunes and leave
the gruel for an hour or so. Serve with brown sugar.
In the old days, this gruel was given to women after
child birth to regain their strength. Try it and you will see why families
were so big in those days.