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Very good recipe. My mother in law is Jamaican. Hers is a bit thinner but I like this consistency. I used a whisk and had no issues with lumps. A super addition to make it that much better is a touch of fresh nutmeg. I just had ground nutmeg but true Jamaican style has fresh nutmeg. Wll make again.

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Julie C. December 08, 2013

This is the best cornmeal porridge I ever made. Thanks. Adding the flour was new for me and I think it helps to keep the lumps to a minimum. Keeping the fire extremely low and stirring occasionally will stop the lumps. I used cinnamon stick and leaf instead of cinnamon powder and added a little mixed spice. I didn't use condensed milk, just sweetened with brown sugar and powdered soy. I'm still trying to convince my 5 year old daughter...finicky eater...but I loved it!

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ebinee November 20, 2012

my mummy made me this today it was good but it was ssssssssssssoooooooooo lumpy

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heart506 May 31, 2011

Fantastic! A real warm comfort food. My daughter and I love this.

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Chef Micki November 11, 2009

So similar to good ol' cornmeal mush. A Jamaican friend and I were comparing our folk recipes. I'm part Indian from the USA and we did find similarities in making fry bread and in using corn like this. The new thing to me was to add vanilla to it. I already made it with cinnamon,, and raisins. I like the addition of vanilla. It does seem to me that this ratio of liquid to cornmeal would make this very stiff. What we do with it is to save it in the refrigerator and fry it up in patties. For a more soupy 'porridge' I use a ratio of 1/4 cup cornmeal to 1 cup liquid. oh,, wait! I missed that it says also 4 cups water with 1 cup milk,, that is actually a good ratio 1 - 5 parts. To prevent sticking this has to be constantly stirred, as you would for a pudding.

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Rainbow - Chef 536866 September 22, 2009

The porridge was too thick. We eat it much thinner. For a thin paste, add another cup or two of WATER to the cornmeal paste.

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whytejamaican April 18, 2009

This was a nice change of pace from my usual oatmeal. I used stone ground cornmeal, so it had a good, gritty texture. I'll make it again on another morning when I have some extra time for making breakfast. Thanks!

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DCKiki December 26, 2008

This is the perfect recipe for newbies or oldies. I added more condensed milk and gratered some nutmeg in it (that's how I was brought up). I also omitted the flour because I don't see the need for it. Smoothest cornmeal porridge I ever made.

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Tamtastic November 02, 2008

Great recipe. My DH is Jamaican so this is a staple for breakfast. My son is allergic to wheat so i used spelt flour. Instead of regular milk, I used 1C coconut milk. Though this is best with condensed milk (and i usually add much more than 2tbs) i was out, so i used 1/2C evap mik plus 7tbs sugar. It turned out creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness. I've never combined flour with the cornmeal before though but it worked very well. Thanks for a great recipe!

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YoungWifeNYC October 19, 2008

Mmm, not bad, this is nice for something different for brekky, I scaled it down to serve one and used cinnamon extract instead of cinnamon & vanilla, it was a little bland after tasting so I added a little more extract & condensed milk after serving which was great, even toddler DD had a taste and liked it. Thanks for a new breakfast recipe as an alternative to oats based porridge.

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**Mandy** July 11, 2008
Jamaican (cornmeal) Porridge