Fine Barley??

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  1. kyheirloomer

    kyheirloomer

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    Got a recipe that calls for "fine barley," which I'm not familiar with.

    Anyone know what that is? Can pearl barley substitute?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mastersniper

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    I had a barley soup recipe I made some years ago that called for fine barley, I could only find regular or pearled. I looked around and found that pearled is not swappable to regular due to the processing. I think 'fine barley' is small grains but not processed or pearled. I used regular barley and it turned out fine in my soup.
     
  3. maryb

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    From looking around the internet it looks like it might be a barley meal. I found this Food - Adamba

    It doesn't look like whole grain.
     
  4. bazza

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    It is pearl barley, its just a finer grain.
     
  5. avocadola

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    I ran into the same problem and ended up using normal barley
     
  6. kyheirloomer

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    In the recipe it appears just to be a thickening agent. So I'm figuring on running the pearl barley through the spice grinder.

    Anyone see a problem with that?