These local grains are very popular in their cracked form. They cook faster and are a delicious, nutritious way to start the day, whether you call it hot cereal, porridge, or grits. It’s a very enjoyable alternative to oatmeal. Try it soon!
Recipe for Cracked Grains - Purple Barley / Khorasan Wheat.
Serves 4 medium portions
1 cup cracked grain, single variety or mixed
3 cups water
1 cup milk (cow, goat, hazelnut, almond or…..)
Put the grain in a saucepan with water on high heat to bring it to a boil, then simmer and stir for at least 10 minutes, you can vary the liquid consistency according to your taste and preference. Then you can ‘doctor’ the porridge with your favorite ingredients. Some of my favorites:
1 tbs hard coconut cream
1 tsp maple syrup
drops of vanilla
pinch of salt
add whatever nuts, seeds, & fruit you like….
I like coconut flakes, pomegranate & chia seeds – yummy.
A friend made the barley porridge with a splash of port, cardamom spice, honey and salt. It really worked! Experiment and feel free to post successful recipes here. Available ingredients in February:
2 lbs cracked purple barley – $8
2 lbs cracked kamut – $8
2 lbs cracked red hard spring wheat – $6
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