Perfect Porridge

I really do not like eating wallpaper paste.  Porridge, in my view, should be creamy but still retain texture and good flavour from the oats.  I have been trying to perfect my porridge for about three years.  I have never shared a recipe before….but now I’m sharing this one.


Ingredients (for 2 people)

60g of Jumbo Oats (preferably organic)

175ml of whole or semi-skimmed milk

175ml of water

¼tsp of salt


Baking tray

Spurtle (or a wooden spoon handle) for stirring

Potlicker (rubber spatula) for serving


Cooking time: 30minutes

  1. Heat your oven to 190C.  Spread the oats over a clean, dry baking tray and place on the middle shelf for around 15 minutes.  Rotate tray every 5 minutes for more even roasting.  You want the oats to change from their pale starting colour to a golden shade and this roasting gives the oats a more nutty flavour. Check regularly after 10 minutes as they can quickly move from golden to burnt!
  2. Gently heat the milk and water while the oats are roasting.
  3. Once the oats are golden brown transfer them to the warmed pan of milk/water and stir.  Turn up the heat to medium and just bring to the boil – take care not to rush this.  If you boil too hard you will break down the texture of the oats.
  4. The moment the mixture starts to bubble reduce the heat to the lowest setting.
  5. Leave for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add salt and stir thoroughly.
  6. Leave for another 4 minutes, stir again.  Serve with honey or brown sugar, dried or fresh fruit, a small moat of Scotch or whatever else takes your fancy!

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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

4 thoughts on “Perfect Porridge”

  1. Like the idea of toasting the oats – our most recent microwave, panasonic, has a sensor porridge setting which is pretty good in a hurry; serve with raspberry jam – made from frozen rasps also in the m/w.


  2. Thank you for following and liking my posts on All Things Bright and Beautiful. I too have been following your posts. I have pressed the Like button, but somehow, it is not working. I am new to blogging, so probably do not have the right settings. Trying to figure out.

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    1. I’m still new to blogging myself and still learning. Thanks for your likes on Food. Have you discovered WadeandRockandWildlife? Love some of your wildlife pictures and look forward to seeing more.


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