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Stop Lumpy Cream of Wheat

Thursday, January 10, 2013

If you have ever cooked a hot cereal you may have discovered a lumpy texture.
Package directions are usually as follows:

1) Bring water and salt to a boil. (Or, if using milk, bring just to a boil)

2) Gradually add CREAM OF WHEAT, stirring constantly with wire whisk until well blended.

3) Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 1 minute or until thickened, stirring frequently, Cool slightly.

First off I prefer not to use salt. Id rather add a 1/8 tsp. of cinnamon or cup fruit.

Secondly the cereal should be added to cold water and stirred while the contents are being heated; not while the water is boiling. For me steam burns are hard to take. And I definitely do not use a whisk to stir with its just one more utensil that needs washing. emoticon

Following the same procedure with Malt-O-Meal or Oatmeal gives me a creamier texture and no scalding injuries.
Happy breakfasting, Earl


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAWTGRANNY2014 8/12/2013 3:07PM

    Sounds like good advice. Will try it sometime. Not a big cream of wheat fan though.

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/30/2013 11:18AM

    thanks for the great suggestion but I must admit i love my cream of wheat lumpy and i know way bad but I add a little salt and butter sometimes. Sometimes fruits nuts honey cinamon yum thank you

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XIALUDI 2/27/2013 10:33AM

    Thanks for your comment Earl, actually I really really like eating meat too..... maybe because i was raised in a farming area with a lot of good beef and stuff, but I think i'll enjoy it more when I only eat it occasionally, and it's a good way to exercise more discipline into my life.

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RORYLYONS 2/2/2013 12:21PM

    That's exactly the way I like it cooked also with raisins, cinnamon & blueberries.... emoticon

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KRISTINE99 1/28/2013 10:33AM

    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog :) I appreciate it.

I love cream of wheat! But then again I love any type of soup or porridge concoction.

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REXTINE1 1/17/2013 2:16PM

    It looks as if everyone starts with cold water (including me) and no one pays attention to the written instructions. I will have to look at an oatmeal package to see if they really have instructions. emoticon blog.

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GOANNA2 1/11/2013 7:48AM

    I like it like that and I also don't add salt. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/10/2013 8:18PM

    I'm an oatmeal kinda gal myself and I start off with cold water too! And I don't add salt and I DO add cinnamon and nutmet most times. good eats!

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WOWEETOO 1/10/2013 2:17PM

    that's the way i like it also!!!!! emoticon

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    Interesting blog, I tend when I make oatmeal just to put it in a a big bowl (so that it wont go over the top)and add some milk and put it in the microwave. Sometimes I use cinnamon sometimes I dont. emoticon Hope you have a great day! emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/10/2013 2:01:44 PM

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