Like all good preppers, I have a substantial store of wheat berries dutifully packed away in Mylar bags and nitrogen packed buckets. However, its a lot easier to buy and pack wheat than it is to cook with it.
Because of this I have been purchasing wheat cookbooks and messing around trying to find recipes that work well with my lifestyle. On of the very first workable recipes I found was this simple recipe for homemade cream of wheat.
This recipe uses a blender instead of a grinder so its easy. Of course when SHTF I could set my grinder to course or use a mortar and pestle.
Best yet, using whole wheat berries is cheap verses the $5 a box of cream of wheat that lasts all of two bowls in the morning.
The recipe for Homemade Cream of Wheat is simple.
- Wheat Berries (ration of 1 wheat / 2 water
- Salt to taste
- Butter to taste
- Pulse the wheat in a blender until cracked and not powdered.
- Boil twice as much water as you have cracked wheat. (salt and butter to taste)
- Once it has thickened add milk, sugar, honey, nuts, berries, chocolate or anything else (My lovely bride prefers lots of cheddar cheese).
- Cook until it has the texture and thickness you desire.
- Put it in a bowl and enjoy.
Its a little nuttier than processed instant cream of wheat, and a lot darker. I find it compares with oatmeal.
Its not my favorite breakfast food, but its a lot easier to store and loads cheaper than a sausage egg and cheese croissant sandwich….