Wheat (or Gandum) Porridge
300g whole wheat (biji gandum), soaked overnight
1.5 litres water
6 screwpine leaves (pandan), knotted
100g palm sugar (gula Melaka)
150g granulated sugar
220ml thin coconut milk
2 tbsp plain flour mixed with a little water into a paste
100ml thick coconut milk
½ tsp salt
Drain the wheat and combine with water and 4 knotted screwpine leaves in a deep saucepot. Bring to a boil and cook until wheat grains turn soft and have expanded.
Place palm sugar, granulated sugar, the remaining 2 screwpine leaves and thin coconut milk in a saucepan, then bring to a boil to dissolve the sugars.
Strain the syrup and discard the screwpine leaves and pour syrup into the wheat porridge pot. Bring to a simmering boil for a while. Thicken with flour paste, stirring continuously until thick.
Combine thick coconut milk with salt and leave aside.
Scoop wheat porridge into serving bowls and add a little thick coconut milk for added taste.