Tuesday, 5 January 2010

buckwheat porridge

the first new recipe of the year, because i was absolutely sure that it wouldn't fail and would taste absolutely scrumptious. plus i found a packet of organic buckwheat at waitrose for only 99p so I thought it wouldn't matter so much if it went horrendously wrong.

then i went on a mad mission all around the internet to find somewhere that would give me a buckwheat porridge recipe, and i found two main types: the soak and process or the boil. and because i don't have a food processor (at least not at the moment) i went with the boiling method! i was convinced after i saw this beautiful breakfast photograph of it, and so this is the recipe i went with.

for 2 people
  • take 1/2 cup buckwheat groats and soak overnight, or for at least 20 minutes

  • once soaked, drain off the liquid and rinse well. then add the groats and 1 cup of water to a saucepan. add your chosen spices and dried fruits, i used 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, a couple drops of vanilla extract and a 1/4 cup organic sultanas.

  • lay the table all nicely so you can really appreciate your breakfast, no matter how early it is or groggy you feel

  • boil until all the water has gone, and it looks like this:

  • serve with sliced fresh banana, organic soya milk, honey and a cup of green tea with lemon

i would definitely give this recipe a massive 5 stars because we've had it every morning since!!

ps. 1 down, 51 to go!
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  1. That sounds incredible! I'm going to get some buckwheat (hopefully soon) so I can try this! <3

  2. I really want to try this, sometimes it can be so hard to find things here in France so now I'm on a mission for buckwheat. And please, what are groats?

  3. buck wheat will rid the world of the big c........


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