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PA Dutch shredded wheat with browned butter

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PA Dutch shredded wheat with browned butter

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silver queen | | Dec 9, 2006 03:03 PM

I've never heard of anyone else doing this, but when I was a kid (in the 60's) my Mom used to give us this for breakfast sometimes:

Take one large shredded wheat biscuit, put in cereal bowl. Run hot tap water over it, let soak just a few seconds, drain well. Meanwhile, brown a tablespoon or two of butter- let it get a nice dark brown. Sprinkle shredded wheat with a spoonful of sugar, pour browned butter over top. Serve in a pool of cold milk. Make sure you fish all the hardened butter pools off the top of the milk as you eat.

I used to love it, but haven't had it in ages. I'm not even sure the big shredded wheat is still available.

Has anyone else done this? Is this a PA Dutch thing or just something one of my ancestors came up with. I certainly inherited the 'butter is good' gene.

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