There's a bite in the air. Fight it like they do in South Tyrol with muas, a warm and filling porridge made with just a few pantry staples: milk, flour and eggs. Top it with brown butter and cinnamon sugar for a perfect start to the day. Buon giorno!
To learn more, read "Muas in the House."
Recipe adapted from Franz Mulser, Gostner Schwaige, Alpi di Siusi, Italy
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
2 cups whole milk
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
½ cup whole wheat flour
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons brown butter
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1. In an 8-inch cast-iron skillet, combine the milk, water and salt. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time, whisking constantly, until all of the flour has been added, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and cook at a low simmer, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the muas has thickened and formed a skin, 12 to 15 minutes.
2. When the mixture has thickened, add the eggs to the pan, lightly mixing to incorporate. Continue to cook until the bottom sets, another 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from the heat. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt. Drizzle with brown butter and top with cinnamon and sugar. Serve immediately.