original text from about A.D. 1390
For to make grewel eforced
—Take grewel & do to the fyer withe gode flesch & seeth hit wele. Take the lyre of pork & grynd hit smal and drawe the grewel thorow a straynoure & colour hyt with safroun.
A forced gruel
—Take gruel and put it on the fire (in a pot) with good flesh [meat] and boil it well. Take the flesh of pork and grind it small and draw the gruel through a strainer and colour it with saffron.