The Nation's Favourite - Podgy Porridge!

Total Time
5 mins
15 mins

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!

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  1. Place the milk in a large, non-stick saucepan and bring to the boil. Briskly stir in the oats, honey, cinnamon and salt.
  2. 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.
  3. Spoon the cooked porridge into warm bowls and, for ultimate extravagance, drizzle with lots of sticky golden syrup, honey or sprinkle with brown sugar.
  4. 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.