Buttermilk porridge


Tags: Beverages & Breakfast

1 litre buttermilk
60 grams flour
molasses or ‘stroop’

Put the flour into a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Pour in half of the buttermilk and mix into a smooth paste. Boil the remaining 500 ml buttermilk and add the flour paste gradually, stirring constantly. Keep on stirring for 4 minutes till the porridge is cooked. Serve with thick (Dutch) sirup or molasses.

For centuries (‘sweet’) milk was a luxury item and buttermilk the drink of the day, cold or warm. Milk or buttermilk often was the base of some kind of porridge (pap in Dutch) of which there are a myriad of recipes, as breakfast, meal or dessert item. Dessert in Dutch parlance has the untranslatable term , literally meaning ‘something after’.