Any health guru will tell you that porridge is a perfect start to the day and this recipe is particularly virtuous, as it needs only water, not milk. That’s not to say it can’t be made more indulgent with any number of delicious toppings.
500ml water (or a generous pint)
85g (3oz) pinhead (medium) oatmeal
1. Bring the water and oatmeal to the boil in a 2 litre AGA saucepan whilst whisking and then simmer on the simmering plate for 3 minutes. Cover.
2. Transfer to the oven grid shelf on the floor of the simmering oven and leave overnight, about 6-7 hours.
3. In the morning take the pan from the oven and stir well, serve with apricot conserve, fruit compote, molasses, brown sugar or your favourite topping.
Variation - Quick AGA Porridge: Use the recipe above, bring the water and oatmeal to the boil whilst whisking and simmer on the simmering plate for 5-8 minutes, until the oatmeal is swollen. Serve as above.