I'm surprised I haven't posted this cereal yet but making the Rye Porridge yesterday reminded me of this one. This 'cereal' was most of my children's first 'baby food cereal'.
Once I even made this by sprouting, drying, and grinding the wheat but I must say- it was yucky!
I mean- some of you may like it, but to us, it tasted- green- green as in grass.
Yeah, like that!
Does this taste exactly like boxed? No. It's the whole grain and the boxed isn't.
Cheaper? MUCH! If I have my numbers right, about .34 cents for the whole pot!
It is about the same consistency as boxed, perhaps a little finer with the flour and personally I like it with coarser ground wheat to where it's closer to a grit. :)
You can use milk or cream in the place of part of your water in the recipe to make it more true to it's name, or even top it with a drizzle of heavy cream.
You can sweeten simply with sugar or top with spices, fruits, etc- or my favorite is butter and honey.
HOMEMADE CREAM OF WHEAT
1 cup whole wheat flour
5 cups water
dash of salt
Whisk flour into water in pot with salt.
Heat until thickened. Approx 5 to 10 minutes.
And- if you have leftovers, you can serve small portions topped with fruit for dessert at lunch!
John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.