This recipe is one that I have been making for ages at home, however, this particular recipe, is the one that was published in The Nation's Favourite Food cookbook, a poll run by the BBC to "capture" the Nation's best loved and top 100 recipes - the Nation being the Great Britain. Jo Pratt is the author of this recipe, but, I have tweaked a bit here and there, to my own personal tastes! Enjoy a bowl of Podgy Porridge on a cold and wet winter's morning! I have added a Non-Podgy version at the end of the recipe as well!
- Place the milk in a large, non-stick saucepan and bring to the boil. Briskly stir in the oats, honey, cinnamon and salt.
- Bring to a very gentle simmer and cook for 8 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture is cooked, add the cream or milk and stir until heated but not boiling. You will now have lovely, rich, creamy porridge.
- Spoon the cooked porridge into warm bowls and, for ultimate extravagance, drizzle with lots of sticky golden syrup, honey or sprinkle with brown sugar.
- NB: If guilt takes over and you don't want to go the whole hog, try a less podgy version of the porridge using skimmed milk. You can add extra milk in place of the cream at the end of the cooking time.