International Porridge Day

I am hosting an on-line porridge party to support the work of Mary’s Meals on Friday 9-Oct at 7:00 pm. To join me register on EventBrite

Saturday 10-Oct is International Porridge Day. Mary’s Meals are hosting a Porridge Party at their Family Hour at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (on YouTube) so make yourself a bowl of porridge and join them.

Mary’s Meals have provided some porridge recipes for you to try, but they seem rather extravagant compared with the porridge made of locally sourced grains which they serve the school children.
Traditionally in Scotland porage was made from oatmeal (with a pinch of salt) soaked overnight in water and then heated up in the morning. It fills you up and keeps you gives you the energy you need to start the day.

If you don’t have oatmeal, or don’t remember to soak it overnight this recipe works quite well:
For each person put 1 oz (28 g) rolled oats into 1/3 pint (200 ml) of cold water.
Add a pinch of salt and bring to boil, simmer for 5 minutes.
As the porridge thickens add a little milk.
Serve with a sprinkle of sugar and a dollop of plain yoghurt.

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