Porridge with Spiced Poached Apple & Meadow Honey
Most Sunday’s I am pretty good at waking up early (ish) and heading out and doing things and I like it that way! But this weekend it has been so grey and blah that I allowed myself a sleep in, and a lazy late breakfast.
I had got the Callington Mill rolled oats a while ago but hadn’t used them yet so today felt like the right time to make a big bowl of warm porridge and test them out.
This recipe will be enough for one as a very (very) large bowl (with lots of apple left over) or two as a smaller portion (but still quite generous).
Spiced stewed/poached apples I cup apple juice (I used the Tasmanian Spreyton Fresh) I cinnamon stick ¼ of a nutmeg freshly grated 1 teaspoon allspice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 apples
Peel and core the apples and cut them into 1-1.5cm chunky slices. Put the juice, and spices and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and add the apple, cook the apple gently until it is soft through but still holding its shape. Remove the apples and cinnamon stick from the pan and continue to cook the syrup until it has reduced a little and slightly thickened. Pour the syrup back over the apples in a bowl.
Porridge 1 cup Callington Mill rolled oats 2 cups (500ml) milk
Place the rolled oats and milk in a saucepan and cook them on a medium heat until the oats are cooked through and it is a nice thick consistency, with the milk all creamy.
Place in a bowl and put some apples and syrup on the top. I enjoyed my porridge with a splodge of Tasmanian meadow honey (it may sound traitorous to say this but I prefer the meadow money, leatherwood is a little bit strong for me) and a cup of blueberry tea (from Salamanca market, it tastes great and the smell is amazing!).
Some good yoghurt would probably work well too.