Wheat With Dates
1 teaspoon salt
4½ cups boiling water
3/4 cup cream of wheat
1 cup dates
Makes 6 servings.
added to cream of wheat
a great extent the cellulose and mineral salts that are taken out when
the bran is removed in the manufacture of this cereal. They also give
- Add the salt to the boiling
water, and when it bubbles sift in the
of wheat through the fingers, stirring rapidly to prevent the formation
- Cook directly over the heat for
a few minutes until it thickens; then
place it in a double boiler and cook for about 1 hour.
- Wash the
dates in hot water, cut them lengthwise with a sharp knife, and remove
the seeds. Cut each date into four pieces and add them to the cream of
wheat 10 minutes before serving, stirring them into the cereal just
enough to distribute them evenly.
- Serve hot with cream or milk
|Did You Know?
of Wheat is a hot breakfast cereal or porridge invented in 1893 by
wheat millers in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The cereal is currently
manufactured and sold by B&G Foods. Until 2007, it was the Nabisco
brand made by Kraft Foods. It is similar in texture to grits, but made
with farina (ground wheat) instead of ground corn. The product made its
debut at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.
In addition to its wheat-based products, the rice-based Cream of Rice
is also produced as part of the product line, and is often a
recommended early food for infants and toddlers and for people who
can't have wheat or gluten.