I used to work in my family's restaurant and helped run it. I love good food, and I've cooked family meals for over 60 years.
What Is Kaszka?
We are blessed with lots of international food shops where I live in Lodon and can buy a huge variety of international foods. There is a grocery nearby which specialises in Polish food and among other thngs I noticed some kaszka. I recognized the name--it is a cereal powder based on rice. I didn't know what it was like, but as I enjoy experimenting with food, I bought a packet. Even though the only instructions were in Polish, there were illustrations on the packaging so I was not completely in the dark, and, of course, one can find information about most things on the internet, so it was only a minor risk.
Experimenting With New Ingredients
I had also recently bought a carton of Alpro coconut milk for the first time, so I decided to combine them.
I ladled a couple of tablespoons of kaszka into a cereal bowl and added some warm milk and combined the two ingredients to produce a smooth paste, which tasted quite nice. It was unexpectedly sweet, and was very similar to my usual rice pudding, but quite a bit smoother.
Trying out Kaszka to Create a Nutritious and Pleasant Breakfast Cereal
Using a bit more of the packet, I tried out making the kaszka base into a nice cereal instead of a pudding, so I so I repeated the quantity of kaszka but added Alpro coconut milk together with some dried fruit (consisting of chopped dates raisins and Cranberries) mixed in with some flaked coconut. I then microwaved the mixture for one minute to warm it. It was a success and definitely worth having again for a quick and easy breakfast.
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Serves 1 person
For the basic dish:
- 1 tablesoon kaszka
- 3 or 4 tablespoons Alpro coconut milk, or any other type of milk
- a handful of coconut flakes and dried fruit, e.g. cranberries, blueberries, chopped dates, and/or raisins
- 1 to 2 tablespoons plain or coconut yogurt, (Greek style is thicker and creamier)
- Mix the kaszka and coconut milk together into a smooth paste
- Stir in the dried fruit and nuts or sprinkle them over the top
- Can be served cold, or otherwise warmed in a microwave for 1-minute.
- Optional: Garnish the dish with the plain or coconut yogurt (or any other flavour that you prefer)