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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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    Sounds like good advice. Will try it sometime. Not a big cream of wheat fan though.
    1168 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
    1303 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.
    1334 days ago
    That's exactly the way I like it cooked also with raisins, cinnamon & blueberries.... emoticon
    1359 days ago
    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.

    1364 days ago
    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.
    1375 days ago
    I like it like that and I also don't add salt. emoticon
    1381 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!
    1381 days ago
    that's the way i like it also!!!!! emoticon
    1382 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
    1382 days ago

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