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PA Dutch shredded wheat with browned butter

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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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  1. well, yes, the shredded wheat itself is still widely available but no, i have never heard of this application. sounds good, tho. browned butter on pretty much anything is totally awesome.

    1. I have never heard of this particular application but I make a kick butt stuffing for turkey every year using shredded wheat as the base. I can't find an origin for this recipe either, except that I know it was my grandpa's recipe (he was first generation swede)

      1. I'm Midwestern. This was a common breakfast with brown sugar and "Muffits" (sp?) shredded wheat growing up in the fifties. I'm guessing Mom snagged the suggestion/recipe from a magazine or cereal box.

        1. Yes, although I am not PA Dutch, my family lived in PA dutch country. We boiled water, poured it over "Muffits", drained, and then added brown sugar, and milk. Also for a treat, we would sometime add raisins before the boiling water, then drain and add the brown sugar and milk. Tjis would hydrate the raisins nicely. This was in the 70's and early 80's. Then we had a hard time finding the Muffits cereal anymore.