Monday, 20 June 2011
Semolina and Strawberries Made with Xylitol Sweetener
A fistful of strawberries
1 heaped tablespoon of semolina
1 tablespoon of Xylitol
½ pint of milk
Wash the strawberries - I had about a dozen left that I hadn't scoffed over the weekend. Chop them into quarters, and put them into dish, keeping about three of them to decorate the top.
Put about half the milk into a saucepan and bring it near to boiling.
Here's a tip - gas is easier to control than electric cookers, because once the milk comes up to the boil, you can turn it down to a peep to stop it from burning. However, if you keep two hobs going: one going full blast to bring the milk up to the boil, and one going at its lowest possible, to put the milk onto the minute the milk nears boiling point, you'll have the same control over the process.
So now, you have the milk just at boiling point, but on the lowest heat possible.
Mix the semolina in with the remainder of the milk, a little at a time to avoid lumps. When the mixture is smooth and runny, pour it slowly into the hot milk. It should thicken almost immediately, but it'll take some time to cook through. Don't get impatient and turn the heat up, or it'll burn to the pan. Give it time and keep stirring, and it'll thicken without sticking to the pan.
Pour the semolina over the strawberries and decorate the top with the remaining strawberries.
Here's some guff about Xylitol:http://hubpages.com/hub/XYLITOL-the-New-Natural-Sweetener