LEBANESE BREAKFAST – Wheat grain porridge (Kamhiyeh)

Kamhiyeh is a delicious and nutritious dessert usually prepared for St. Barbara’s day on the 4th of December. The name derives from its main ingredient “Ameh” meaning wheat. Kamhiyeh makes a warm and tasty dessert for winter days and its preparation is easy.

1 cup peeled wheat
4 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. orange blossom water
2 tbsp. raisins
2 tbsp. walnuts
2 tbsp. almonds

Wash the peeled wheat thoroughly and put in a pot immersed in water, and boil for one hour till it is well cooked. Put in a serving bowl while hot, then add sugar and orange blossom water and mix very well.

Serve in five small bowls with raisins, walnuts and almonds on top as decoration

You can replace peeled wheat with rolled oats, boil only till soft.