25 October 2014 Gruel. Five Grain. 25 October 2014 Gruel. Five Grain
A five grain pot of gruel was made. This is about a ten day supply of breakfast cereal for one person. Ingredients are nixtamalized corn, whole wheat kernels, almonds, sorghum, and large flake rolled oats. Each ingredient is blended into a slurry with water. All mixed together and cooked for about two hours in a double boiler. The double boiler inhibits burning by it not being necessary to stir very often when cooking. A bowl of the gruel is served for breakfast with some molasses for a bit of iron and sweetener, and skim milk. The gruel ingredients vary from batch to batch depending upon what is available. There is a large selection from which to choose, particularly in NA.