I keep hearing that it is warming up in Sydney and Queensland. Not so in Adelaide, I fear. Freezing, still.
The lovely Maxabella has asked me for this recipe....
As kids, we would often be served this, by my Mother, who was no doubt trying to get some hearty & nutritious warmth into us.
(The amount of butter probably negates the nutrition these days. And certainly the volumes of jam we plopped on top did too. It is delicious never the less, with its sticky creaminess.......my children love it. A gorgeous sweet casserole!)
Barley Kernel Pudding (Serves 8)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
50g brown sugar
Jam or golden syrup to serve
- Combine all ingredients apart from the almonds in a pan to melt the butter and dissolve the sugar
- Add the barley, simmer for 20 mins, stirring regularly. It takes ages for all the milk to get absorbed.
- Pour into in a buttered casserole dish
- Sprinkle with flaked almonds, then bake for 20 mins, at 180`c, until toasted and brown on top
- Serve with dollops of jam or syrup
For more casserole recipes, slow cooker recipes and pressure cooker recipes, just go here - it's a great pressure cooker recipe site!
And, if that is not warming enough for you, maybe a cosy beanie?
A soft hat that is a cross between a knitted cap and a beret? In a gorgeous chocolate brown? I love it. I am warmer with it on that I have ever been before.
Of course, it comes, again, from the lovely Thea of Do I Really Wanna Blog fame, who, as I have mentioned before, makes these gorgeous hand sewn items to order, via her online shop Sew Thea
Tell me, when winter feels like it has been going on forever, what are YOUR best winter warmers?