I just ate porridge for the first time in over two decades. It’s been raining all night and I felt like something hot for breakfast, and I though now might be the right time to try something new.
I don’t like porridge. I never liked it as a kid and I have never had the inkling to make it as an adult. But, I know the palette matures with age, so I thought, hey, why not give it another go?
Everyone keeps telling me porridge is the ultimate comfort food for breakfast. Steaming hot, spiced, with fruit and honey, what’s not to like? Easy to flavour to your taste, you can make it healthy or be entirely indulgent. And you can flavour porridge to the season.
So, this morning I made porridge with espresso honey, pear and cashews. I saw the recipe a few days ago, and it peaked my interest. I always have all the ingredients on hand anyway, and I love using my fresh spices and fruit. Plus, I love an excuse to use fresh gound coffee in a recipe.
So what did I think? As the porridge was bubbling away, the spices and milkiness smelt fabulous and the honey-coffee blend was very inviting. I caramelised the pears with rapadura sugar and tossed in some cashews at the end. Sprinkled with chia seeds, I was ready and raring from my first taste....
It was disgusting. Hot gelatinous gloop. I really just don’t like the texture of cooked oats. It’s like a sloppy curdled custard. I guess some things just don’t change. I was really hoping that I would like it; I was so ready to add something new to my morning repertoire.
So, if porridge is your thing you may have to look to another blog for recipes, because I highly doubt I’ll be experimenting with porridge again. I’d love to hear if there is dish that you have revived? Did you like it? Is it back on your menu?
Have an ace weekend! x