Cornmeal porridge

Normally, I have a big decadent breakfast on Saturday mornings to make up for the rushed ones during the work week. Today, however, I was feeling for something light but hearty.  I happen to love porridge in any form.  Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, rice – you name it, I love it! I love porridge more than Goldilocks!  I have a dear colleague from Jamaica who occasionally brings me a steaming bowl of cornmeal porridge whenever she makes a batch.  I figured it was time to whip up my own batch.

What to use

1 cup fine yellow cornmeal

3 cups water

1 cup milk

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 tbs honey

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 bay leaf

sweetened condensed milk to taste

 

What to do

Whisk the cornmeal in 1 cup water.   Bring remainder of water and milk to boil and add in cornmeal mixture and salt . Stir well.  Add nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, vanilla and bay leaf.  Cook for about 10-12 mins.  Sweeten with condensed milk to taste.  Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Serve hot.

Variations

My mom usually adds two whole cinnamon sticks instead of the ground cinnamon while cooking.

 

Mmmmm…..just right!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I’m with your mom on the cinnamon sticks. Yum.

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