I'm officially an old island lady! After years of detesting all forms of porridge I have finally been finding some comfort in cornmeal. I would blame it on the cold weather we've been having lately, but in all honesty I accidentally bought too much cornmeal. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do about it.
Solution: Cornmeal Porridge!
I found an easy recipe written by Winsome Murphy and I want to share it with you, but before we get into it I want to offer one very important tip. To avoid lumps in your porridge, stir the cornmeal in room temperature water with a fork, BEFORE adding to a pot to cook. Now let's get into it.
1 cup fine yellow cornmeal
3 cups of water
1 cup milk
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
sugar to taste or fat-free condensed milk
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons fat-free condensed milk or sugar to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix cornmeal in 1 cup water.
Bring the remainder of water and milk to boil and stir in cornmeal and salt.
Cook for about 10-12 mins. (Stir continuously)
Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Sweeten with condensed milk to taste
Thanks to Jamaicans.com and Winsome Murphy for making my mornings a little easier with this homestyle favorite recipe. Try it out too and tell me how it goes.
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