Porridge – as you like it!
Porridge has so many variations: in our house, I like mine with salt and Bosse likes his with muscovado sugar! Others like to add berries or honey…anything goes! Whatever the topping, for us, cream is essential and if you’re on holiday on Islay, a wee dram is mandatory too! Here we are at Glenegedale. There is also a choice of oats: rolled oats for a quick result; medium oatmeal flour for a smooth result, and, our favourite, pinhead oatmeal for a slightly nutty textured result. Every family has their own method so here’s ours! Whatever your preference porridge makes a very healthy start to the day.
Porridge – as you like it!
Porridge has so many variations: in our house, I like mine with salt and Bosse likes his with muscovado sugar! Others like to add berries or honey…anything goes! Whatever the topping, for us, cream is essential and if you’re on holiday on Islay, a wee dram is mandatory too! Here we are at Glenegedale. There is also a choice of oats: rolled oats for a quick result; medium oatmeal flour for a smooth result, and, our favourite, pinhead oatmeal for a slightly nutty textured result. Every family has their own method so here’s ours! Whatever your preference porridge makes a very healthy start to the day.
Servings
2people
Servings
2people
Instructions
  1. For pinhead oatmeal…. Place the oats in a pan and cover generously with boiling water from the kettle. Stir with a wooden spoon to ensure there is none lumped together. When free flowing, allow to rest and for the oats to absorb some of the hot water for approx. 10mins (however long you are in the shower).
  2. When you are free to watch over the pan, set it on the hob over a medium high heat and return to boil. Simmer for approx. 10mins, stirring, until it is thick and creamy.
  3. Taste – if it is a little too nutty for your taste, simmer for another 5mins and so on. Rolled oats take much less time and no soaking however they have less texture.
  4. Serve in heated bowls with your choice of accompaniments and set yourself up for the day.