In our part of the world winter has well and truly set in. Every morning the car windows are icy, some days everything is shrouded in mist until lunchtime and evenings are spent cuddled up with crochet blankets and mugs of hot chocolate. I’m a winter kind of girl so I’m in my element, that is, except when it comes to breaskfast…
I struggle with interesting ideas for breakfast at the best of times and, while in summer I’m happy with coffee and fruit, winter calls for something warm and nourishing. Of course porridge would be perfect, but truth be told I’m just not that keen on oats. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to like porridge but I’ve never been able to get past my oat aversion. So you can imagine how happy I was a few weeks ago when when I stumbled across a recipe for breakfast semolina. Finally, I could have porridge without oats! I know I’m not the only one out there who isn’t an oat fan, so thought it might be nice to share my easy peasy method for making semolina with you.
I’ve made a bunch of versions of this dish with different combinations of cinnamon, nutmeg, dates, flaked almonds, blueberries, brown sugar, vanilla, butter… But I’ve discovered my very favourite way to have semolina porridge is simply with honey. I warm a cup of milk on the stove until it is just beginning to simmer then I add a 1/4 cup of semolina and stir the mixture over the heat until it thickens. I serve the semolina with a dash of milk and a big drizzle of honey. It’s delicious and so easy!
What’s your favourite cold weather breakfast? Since I tend to feel a bit uninspired about breakfast foods, I’d love to hear your recipes and suggestions.
PS Thank you so much for all your kind, thoughtful and wise comments on my last post. You guys are just the loveliest.