Macroom Oatmeal Porridge

Virtually every morning in Winter I start my day with a bowl of porridge. Search out Macroom stoneground oatmeal which has the most delicious toasted nutty flavour. It comes in a lovely old-fashioned red and yellow pack which I hope they never change.

Serves 4

  • 5½ ozs (155 g/scant 1 cup) Macroom oatmeal
  • 32 fl ozs (950 ml/4 cups) water
  • 1 level teaspoon salt

Obligatory accompaniment!

Soft brown sugar & pouring cream or at least full cream milk

Bring 4 cups of water to the boil, sprinkle in the oatmeal, gradually stirring all the time. Put on a low heat and stir until the water comes to the boil.

Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the salt and stir again. Serve with single cream or milk and soft brown sugar melting over the top.

Left over porridge can be stored in a covered container in the fridge – it will reheat perfectly the next day.

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