Thursday, March 06, 2008

Food Storage Recipes

We had a preparedness fair last week, and each ward brought some things to taste, made out of the food storage stuff. There were some surprisingly tasty treats:

Wheat "Horchata"
(I LOVE horchata. We get it super fresh at the latin market. And this was almost as tasty. I would drink it no problem.)

Sugar (brown or regular)
ground cinnamon
vanilla extract

24 hours before, soak the wheat.
The following day wash and drain the wheat. Fill a large pot with enough water to cook the wheat, and heat until it is soft and cracks open. Drain and cool.
Blend with milk once cooled.
Add flavorings to taste.

Wheat Dessert
(This was like a rice pudding/tapioca sort of thing. I really liked it.)
1 can evaporated milk
1 can water
1/2 c sugar
3 T cornstarch
2 C cooked wheat (3/4 c uncooked wheat = 2 C cooked wheat)

Boil milk, sugar, and water, stirring constantly.
In a separate bowl, add 2 oz water to cornstarch, and mix well. Pour into milk mixture and stir until thickened.
Add cooked wheat and let cool.
Refrigerate until set.
Before serving, sprinkle with cinnamon