Originally Posted by susanne
Well, I know that oatmeal can be made in the microwave very easily by just mixing rolled oats and water... and putting it in the microwave for a few minutes.
So I was just curious if wholewheat flour could also be used to make something edible if one doesn't have access to a frying pan or the oven. :)
First off I should point out that rolled oats are not ground into flour. Now, you might be able to use whole wheat flour and get it to come out as something similar to farina but, again, farina is course ground wheat containing the germ and endosperm (like ww flour) but it is not ground into flour - the texture is more like fine corn meal. So, as Wyogal said, it's going to be more of a paste than something with any texture - and how thick is going to depend on how much water you add to it.
I've never tried doing this so it would be an interesting experiment. If it works - it's going to be really bland and is going to need some butter, sugar or honey, maybe a little milk, maybe a pinch of cinnamon to give it a little flavor.
If you try it let us know how it turns out - and how you did it.