Posted in Baking Day, Recipes

Perfect Porridge

Porridge enthusiasts will swear that their way is the best and as this is my way this is of course ‘THE’ best way!  I usually slide into porridge making somewhere around October / November and it will continue to comfort me through these hard months probably up and into April as well when I’ll switch over to granola.
Here’s my step by step.
You will need:
Porridge Oats
Cooking Apple
A little milk (optional)
Place appropriate quantity of oats with water in a saucepan (according to pack instructions) and leave to soak overnight if you can ( this will lead to quicker cooking, smoother porridge)
Porridge Ingredients_01_optPrepare your cooking apple by cutting a shallow groove into the centre of it all the way around

Cut the cooking apple_01_opt

Apple in the bowl before_01_optPlace the prepared apple in a bowl, cover it and place in the microwave and begin to cook it for 3 to 4 minutes while you cook the porridge.  You want it cooked until tender and pulpy.
Apple in bowl after_01_optYou’re porridge is cooked over a medium heat stirring more or less continuously for 3 or 4 minutes.
Apple on Porridge with Honey & Cinnamon_01_optScoop out the cooked apple and place on top of the porridge.  Drizzle with a little honey and sprinkle with some cinnamon.  I like to add a little milk too and then indulge. Considered by many to be peasant food this is a breakfast for kings.
Til next time, Sheila.


Irish food & travel blogger & mother to six children, author of 'Gimme the Recipe' published by Mercier Press in 2012 and 'Enjoy' published by Mercier Press in 2016. Work in admin of our Food Safety Consultancy business - Industrial Management Systems with my husband Denis.

One thought on “Perfect Porridge

Would love to hear your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.