Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Modern Man Makes Perfect Porridge

   Although the cloud is thinning now to show promising areas of blue, we woke to a chilly grey morning that called for porridge instead of the usual yoghurt/fruit/granola.
   About a month ago, I mixed up a batch of ingredients to make granola but never got round to toasting it. By mistake, it was used to make porridge--really exceptional porridge it turned out.
    We can never remember the proportions so Peter (who volunteered to make it this morning) looked up a recipe on his iPad.
     For two people, he says, mix together a cup of porridge oats with one-and-a-third cups of water and two-thirds of a cup of skimmed milk. Bring to a slow boil, and simmer for ten minutes, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat, cover the saucepan, let it stand for five minutes and serve with brown sugar (me) or maple syrup (him) and milk.
    This is no ordinary porridge. Because it's basically uncooked granola, it's got sunflower seeds and flax seeds in it. I like to add raisins and he likes to add goji berries too.

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