I usually let the kids have a snack before going to bed. For the most part it is usually fairly healthy – granola, cereal (not the junk food kind!), yogurt, fruits, etc. Well tonight we finally had nothing to do. No baseball, no fastpitch, no running, no cleaning, nothing! I told them we’d watch a movie, have a special snack and just chill. Well.. the movie happened, some chilling happened, but the snack? Yeah, not so much.
I figured it was a perfect opportunity to make the “Baked Spelt Pudding” from our CSA. So on came the movie and away Emily and I started cooking up some pudding.
- 0.5 cup – spelt berries
- 4 cups – 2% milk
- 0.5 cups – sugar
- 0.25 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cardamon
- 1 vanilla bean (split)
- dash of cinnamon
Did I mention I skim through things? I mean EVERYTHING. From my medical records/reports to federal taxes. Don’t know why, always have and hopefully always WONT! Well, Emily and I started making this amazing snack …
- Place spelt in medium saucepan. Cover with water to 2 inches above spelt and bring to a boil. cook for 2 minutes at boil and remove from heat. Let stand 1 HOUR!!!!!! then drain – yeah, missed that part. It was OK tho, there would still be 45min. left of the movie after this hour…
- Place spelt in a food processor and process for 45 seconds or until spelt resembles a course ground cornmeal.. Uh, what??? A food processor? Well, we had one of those, but when my wife left, she took it. Enter the “Slap Chop”!
OK. Spelt berries cooked and chopped. Now;
- preheat oven to 275deg F.
- Combine spelt with remaining ingredients in a 2 quart, greased casserole dish. Bake for 3.5 HOURS!!!!! stirring every hour. SKREEEEEEECH!!!!!!! Man did that one kill the thought of us having this snack before bed… Let stand 5min then sprinkle with cinnamon.
So here I am 1:33am on a Tuesday night, baking this pudding. It better be good! I’ll be taking it out of the oven in a few minutes and have to let it cool. This blog post was just to help past the time since I had to be up. I’ll let you know how it came out soon along with some garden updates as well as kid/family news… consider this a teaser then 🙂 g’night!