Farina Hot Cereal – Grain, Nuts & Berries


Hot cereal has a long history as a wholesome food that helps break the fast. Back in 1869 the Hoffman Grist Mill provided the residents of Enterprise, Kansas, and surrounding areas with several forms of milled wheat, including farina. Reestablished in 2016, the Hoffman Grist Mill again offers milled grains in cloth sacks, just like in the “good old days.”
So exactly what is farina and how does it compare to Cream of Wheat? Both are porridge-style hot cereals but differ slightly in contents. Farina is a milled cereal grain which is typically made from wheat germ and the inner parts of wheat kernels (also known as endosperm). Cream of Wheat is also made with wheat germ except it's finely ground, making it smoother in texture and lighter in color.

Farina Hot Cereal     1 serving
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
For serving: brown sugar, pinch of cinnamon, milk, nuts and fresh berries
  1. Bring 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt to a near boil.
  2. Remove from heat and slowly add ¼ cup farina, stirring constantly.
  3. Return to burner and bring back to a boil, then lower heat and cook approximately 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Spoon into bowl and top with brown sugar, pinch of cinnamon, milk, nuts and fresh berries. Or, top with maple syrup and sliced bananas.
    Farina Hot Cereal topped with milk, brown sugar, a pinch a common,
     toasted sliced almonds and blueberries.
Recipe without photos . . .
Farina Hot Cereal     1 serving
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
For serving: brown sugar, pinch of cinnamon, milk, nuts and fresh berries
  1. Bring 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt to a near boil.
  2. Remove from heat and slowly add ¼ cup farina, stirring constantly.
  3. Return to burner and bring back to a boil, then lower heat and cook approximately 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Spoon into bowl and top with brown sugar, pinch of cinnamon, milk, nuts and fresh berries. Or, top with maple syrup and sliced bananas.

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