|Cooked Wheat Berries|
Unprocessed wheat berries are great in yogurt, oatmeal, soup, porridge and salads...you name it. Their chewy texture and mild flavor make them quite versatile.
1 cup wheat berries
6 cups water
1/4 cup honey dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup poppy seeds
Soak the wheat berries overnight.
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil with a pinch of salt and simmer the wheat for 3 to 4 hours, until the kernels burst and the liquid has thickened. Refrigerate until cool.
Scald the poppy seeds. Drain. Cover again with water and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain. Combine with the honey and boiling water. Mix into the cooled wheat mixture. Refrigerate. Serve cold.
*Tip. Add milk and butter, and warm for a soothing cereal dish.
You can buy organic wheat berries at your local health food store or purchase them online here:Soft White Wheat Berries