Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: July 9, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 to 40 minutes, depending on choice of grain
Although this is listed in the Breakfast section of The Recipe of Love, it is also suitable as a side dish with any meal.
I have altered the instructions in two ways. First I reconciled the instructions with the list of ingredients. Although the list of ingredients calls for only ½ cup of spiced butter, the instructions called for 2 full cups.
Also, in my experience cracked wheat ordinarily takes only 15-20 minutes to absorb the water over a simmer heat. I am sure if I left the saucepan on a boil for 35-45 minutes as the original printed instructions dictate, I would be setting off smoke alarms big time as the wheat burned black in a dried-out pot. Also a covered pot and a lower heat saves energy and keeps the kitchen cooler. So I have revised those instructions to match my actual practice.