Historically, Farina was the first genuine flour before milling stones. Named after the Latin word for meal, flour, or spelt (a type of ancient wheat), Farina is a mild-tasting fine granular meal made from wheat that, when cooked in boiling liquid, is used to make hot breakfast cereal and can also be cooked like polenta. Popularly sold as “Cream of Wheat™,” farina is made from the grain’s endosperm, which is milled to a fine-grained consistency and then sifted. The bran and most of the germ are removed and then enriched with B vitamins and iron.
Here are the basic directions for making Farina porridge and a more gourmet recipe for Chocolate Chunk Coconut Porridge.
1 cup Specialty Grains Farina
4 cups Water
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup Specialty Grains Organic Farina
3 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp. organic stevia or sugar
¼ cup toasted coconut
2 oz. chopped dark chocolate