Do you want to know the recipe for the most popular breakfast of my childhood? May be it’s a thing for those from Eastern Europe but porridge is the staple recipe to use for breakfast. Moreover, among most popular recipes, porridge with semolina has the lead, for sure. It is called Mannaya Kasha in Russian. You can easily make farina for breakfast as the recipe is easy enough and takes a little time to make.

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I will share with you all the tips and tricks how to make porridge without any lumps and taste delicious every time you cook it. Following my instructions clearly, you can make balmy porridge with medium thickness without any lumps. Add your favorite type of fruit (fresh or dried), berry, jam or honey and make the recipe your own.

There are several important things to learn before making cream of wheat porridge for breakfast. So, let us see what the proportions of semolina to milk are and how you calculate necessary amount of farina for amount of porridge that you need. Here is the formula: 2 tablespoons of semolina (farina) for 1 cup of milk or for 1 liter of milk use 8 tablespoons of semolina (this amount is for 4 average portions).  Add sugar to your taste. Nevertheless, usually, my advice would be to use 4 times less sugar than semolina.

Ingredients for Tasty Cream of Wheat:

Farina Porridge Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk;
  • 2 tbsps. water;
  • 4 tbsps. semolina;
  • 1 tbsp. sugar;
  • a pinch of salt;
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter;
  • raisins, fruits, berries and jam of your choice (optional).

How to make cream of wheat for breakfast:

  • Pour water into a pot and let it boil. We add water to the pot to prevent porridge from burning/sticking. It should be not more than 2-3 tablespoons (there are two more ways that can help you with this problem, to learn them scroll the recipe to the end of the page).

Step_1 How to make cream of wheat for breakfast

  • When water boiles, pour the whole amount of milk to the pot. Add sugar, salt. Boil milk but, bear in mind, that you should constantly stir milk with a spatula. Do not leave milk out of your sight!

Step_2 How to make cream of wheat for breakfast

Step_3 How to make cream of wheat for breakfast

  • If you had milk boiling on the high heat, lower it down. Add semolina slowly to the pot while constantly and rapidly stirring.

Step_4 How to make cream of wheat for breakfast

  • Keep cooking semolina for 5 minutes straight, continuously stirring porridge in the pot.

Step_5 How to make cream of wheat for breakfast

  • Do not worry if porridge is still a bit watery. As it will start thickening as it cools down.

Step_6 How to make cream of wheat for breakfast

  • Take the pot from the heat and add butter.

Step_7 How to make cream of wheat for breakfast

  • Cover porridge with a lid and let it rest, at least, for 10 minutes before serving. Even now, I stir it from time to time to prevent forming of the crust on the top of the porridge.

Step_8 How to make cream of wheat for breakfast

  • Serve with your favorite type of fruit, berries and jam! Enjoy your breakfast!

Tasty Breakfast Recipe

How to keep semolina from sticking and burning? As promised, I will share with you some tips from my own experience on how you can prevent porridge from burning on the stove. Add 2-3 tablespoons of cold water to the pot before pouring milk. You can also add several ice cubes and then pour cold milk to the pot. KEEP CONSTANTLY STIRRING! Moreover, use spatula for this purpose. When you pour semolina to milk, make it as slowly as it is possible.

If you want to learn how to measure farina for porridge without using scales, read this post: How to measure farina aka cream of wheat using spoons? and How to measure semolina with cups for cream of wheat?

Hope that I did not scare you with all listed peculiarities and details on how to cook perfect cream of wheat. You need to cook farina only once and you will learn how to avoid all the complications later. Believe me, your family will appreciate that you made such delicious porridge for breakfast. Besides, if you have already bought semolina for porridge, try baking this unusual dessert Manna Cake.

Cream of Wheat Recipe for Breakfast

Following my instructions clearly, you can make balmy porridge with medium thickness without any lumps. Add your favorite type of fruit (fresh or dried), berry, jam or honey and make the recipe your own.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Breakfast, Porridge
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: cream of wheat recipe, farina porridge
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 98kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsps. water
  • 4 tbsps. semolina
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter
  • raisins, fruits, berries and jam of your choice (optional)

Instructions

  • Pour water into a pot and let it boil. We add water to the pot to prevent porridge from burning/sticking. It should be not more than 2-3 tablespoons (there are two more ways that can help you with this problem, to learn them scroll the recipe to the end of the page).
  • When water boiles, pour the whole amount of milk to the pot. Add sugar, salt. Boil milk but, bear in mind, that you should constantly stir milk with a spatula. Do not leave milk out of your sight!
  • If you had milk boiling on the high heat, lower it down. Add semolina slowly to the pot while constantly and rapidly stirring.
  • Keep cooking semolina for 5 minutes straight, continuously stirring porridge in the pot.
  • Do not worry if porridge is still a bit watery. As it will start thickening as it cools down.
  • Take the pot from the heat and add butter.
  • Cover porridge with a lid and let it rest, at least, for 10 minutes before serving. Even now, I stir it from time to time to prevent forming of the crust on the top of the porridge.
  • Serve with your favorite type of fruit, berries and jam! Enjoy your breakfast!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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