Barley has a nice, chewy texture, with grains that hold their shape.For a healthy breakfast that feels decadent, scatter bits of darkchocolate on top.
Bring water and salt to a boil. Whisk in grains. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving and top with buttermilk, apricots, hazelnuts, chocolate, and honey.