Whole Wheat Sweet Porridge

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.

Serves 4-6 (breakfast or dessert)

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Ingredients

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

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.

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