I always get a buzz when I see new food products especially healthier ones in the supermarket or small stores on the high street, so when I came across a whole range of one of my favourite British brands, Rude Health in a Hong Kong online store (www.cabinetorganic.com) I was beside myself with excitement.
I'm not really a breakfast person but know I should be eating at least some food in the morning, a smoothie blitzed with my Nutribullet usually does the trick. Lately though, I've been inspired by the fabulous Christina Tosi US Masterchef judge cum cake baker extraodinaire and her cereal milks, amazing idea and brings me right back to my childhood of coco rice krispies which were horrible once they became soggy but OMG the choco milk at the bottom of the bowl was absolutely divine! So, I decided to adapt the recipe for cereal milk in her Milk Bar cookbook and steep some baked RH puffed spelt with this super delish new Tiger nut milk and well what can I say, I've been hooked on this combo for the past few weeks. I have it hot or cold, especially loving it frothed up with my Nespresso Aerocino and then sprinkling with a bit of ground cinnamon on top. Here's my adapted version of the recipe. Try it, hope you'll love it as much as I do.
Ingredients (serves 2)
50g Puffed Spelt
500ml Tiger Nut milk
1 small cinnamon stick
1. Preheat the oven to 150C fan.
2. Bake the puffed spelt in a small baking tray for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
3. Pour the tiger nut milk into a small saucepan. Stir in the puffed spelt and the cinnamon stick. Steep together for 30 minutes then strain off the cereal but don't discard it. Store the cereal milk in a glass jug and drink hot or cold.
Christina Tosi says she takes home the strained off cereal to feed to her dogs. I was going to do the same this time and Treacle my lovely dog was looking forward to it but I decided to re-bake the puffed spelt in a low oven to use it as sprinkles over my usual coconut yoghurt as a snack. Sorry Treacle. She got some boiled duck meat as a treat instead!