What You Need:
- 4 tablespoons barley
- 2 cups water
- 3 large apples
- 2 tablespoons cream
- Small saucepan
- Paring knife
- Wooden spoon
What You Do:
- Invite your child to measure the water for boiling the barley. She can put the water in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
- Once the water is boiling, she can measure and add the barley slowly. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Now your child can carefully peel and core the apples. Then she can cut them into one-inch cubes, add them to the boiling barley and give a stir with the wooden spoon.
- Invite your child to set the kitchen timer for 10 minutes and let everything simmer, giving things a gentle stir every couple of minutes.
- Once the water has been absorbed and the barley is soft, your child can turn off the heat and let the barley mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
- Now your child can place the warm barley and apples in blender and securely cover. Invite her to pulse the mixture on low until it forms a thick pudding mixture. She can add a couple of drops of water if things are too thick!
- Invite your child to scoop the mixture into a serving bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of cream. She can spice up the pudding with her favorite flavor, such as a sprinkle of cinnamon, drizzle of honey, or splash of vanilla!
Did you know: There are over 150 types of barley cultivated in the United States? Over half of the barley grown is used for grain feed for animals!