Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Porridge with apricots, honey, mascarpone & almonds

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.

Serves 2

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)
almonds (optional)

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.

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