Sunday, 13 November 2011

Well they say its good for you!


Give this to me as a child and I would turn my nose up at it!  We now have porage more or less every morning during the winter.  Our sons weren't impressed by it, but the younger one liked it occasionally especially if he was desperately hungry!  He even would make it himself when a teenager.  I cook it in the microwave, I burn the bottom of the pan when making it in the saucepan!  Start it the night before, but if not try and soak the porage for a least half and hour in a large bowl/jug in milk.  (I make it with all milk). 

For two people ~
Put one measuring cup of  Porage Oats in a microwavable bowl/jug (about 3ozs).  Cover with two cups milk (3 quarters of a pint)  Either leave overnight in the fridge, or prepare about thirty minutes before cooking.  Microwave for 5 minutes medium high power (I would experiment with your microwave timings because I found each microwave is different).  This amount of time works for us.  Add sugar one rounded tablespoon sugar.  Add sugar to taste.  I know you should have salt - never quite fancied that!!  Do not add sugar before microwaving or the person who cooks it cleans the microwave! 

I like mine with a little grated Nutmeg.


  1. Sounds delicious and conjures memories of frosty mornings in Ireland and hearing my mother call "no one leaves the table till they eat their porage"

    Helen xx

  2. I love porridge.....I even bought a porridge spurtle! For mixing it....think that's how you spell it!


  3. I love porridge. I have mine much more frugal, cooked on the hob with water with a few raisins sprinkled on top! I think yours sounds much tastier! x

  4. Great for those cold mornings but not for hot days like we are having at the moment.

  5. Hi Julie,
    Thanks for your comment. Looking forward to seeing you in December, though I do hope I may have sold a few brooches by then. Then I can make more! Hope you're having a good week.
    Hen x

  6. I love porridge! When i was younger my mum used to cook it really slow overnight in the Aga and the smell in the morning was divine!!!


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