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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

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  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    Sounds like good advice. Will try it sometime. Not a big cream of wheat fan though.
    1108 days ago
    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
    1243 days ago
    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.
    1274 days ago
    That's exactly the way I like it cooked also with raisins, cinnamon & blueberries.... emoticon
    1299 days ago
  • v KRISTINE99
    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.

    1304 days ago
  • v REXTINE1
    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.
    1315 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    I like it like that and I also don't add salt. emoticon
    1321 days ago
    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!
    1322 days ago
    that's the way i like it also!!!!! emoticon
    1322 days ago
    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
    1322 days ago

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