Catholic Recipe: Whole Wheat Sweet Porridge

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. wheatberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup almonds or walnuts
  • cinnamon, honey

Details

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

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Thick, sweet and satisfying, this whole wheat porridge was easy for our ancestors to whip up whether at home or on the road. It makes a delicious and nourishing breakfast, a comforting snack on a winter's night, or even a dessert at the end of a light meal.

DIRECTIONS

Rinse the whole wheat and bring to a boil with the water. Cover pot, lower heat to a simmer and cook 1/2 hour. Add the milk, raisins and nuts. Continue to cook till the wheat is crunchy-tender, about 30 minutes, depending on size and age of wheat. Prepare little dishes of cinnamon and honey for setting on the table. Pour the wheat porridge into a casserole dish, or spoon it into separate bowls, and serve. Let guests add their own ground cinnamon and honey to taste.

Recipe Source: Foods of the Bible by Phyllis Glazer, Phyllis Glazer