As you can see I have been craving porridge quite a bit recently ... it has to be something to do with the misty mornings ...
This is probably one of the only breakfasts that'll get me out from underneath a warm duvet!
The recipe is from Miss Dahl's voluptuous delights by Sophie Dahl, although I have adapted it slightly.
A handful of dried apricots
250ml/1 cup of orange juice
1 cinnamon stick
100g/1 cup of porridge oats
500ml/2 cups of water or milk
1-2 tablespoons of manuka honey (I used normal runny honey)
1-2 tablespoons of creme fraiche (I used mascarpone)
First, poach the apricots in the orange juice with the cinnamon stick. This should take about 5 minutes.
In a separate saucepan, cook the porridge - two cups of water to one cup of porridge, or milk, if you prefer. If you are using classic rolled oats this should take about 5 minutes. Pour the orange juice away and put the apricots in the porridge. Serves in two bowls with a spoonful of manuka honey and creme fraiche in each.