Spring has finally reached Finland!
It is warm enough to enjoy the breakfast outdoors, on the ground... in a company of ladybugs and whistling birds.
Finns are a breakfast oriented folk. We learn at school that breakfast is the most important meal of the day... And we really believe in that, still when we no longer go to school. While the Middle-Europeans throw a sip of espresso and some croissant to their mouth on the way to the work, Finns pile butter, slices of cheese, ham, eggs, tomatoes and cucumbers in between their breakfast rolls.
But that's not all; no breakfast is complete without porridge and a huge pot of coffee!
It tastes surprisingly good every morning, but nothing beats the breakfast outdoors!
750 ml milk, or coconut milk
75 ml sheet semolina (grains)
dried coconut flakes
fresh berries or strawberry soup
Bring milk to boil, stirring constantly, add semolina, cover the pan and let simmer on a low heat for 10-20 minutes. Stir every now and them (to prevent the porridge from burning to the bottom). Season with sugar, salt and butter. Serve hot of cold, with strawberry soup and fresh berries or dried coconut flakes.