Scottish porridge

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Scottish porridge
Scottish porridge
Servings:Serves 1
Calories per serving:23
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

This is the proper stuff as it should be made!


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  • 250ml water
  • 35g medium oatmeal
  • Salt to taste - you only need a little


  1. Bring the water to the boil in a non-stick saucepan.
  2. Add the porridge in a steady trickle whilst stirring vigorously - there should be no lumps.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover and gently simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in the salt, cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes or so.
  5. You will know when it is done as the oatmeal will have absorbed the water to such an extent that it has a crater appearance when simmer.

Serving suggestions

I love this with a generous pouring of cold milk.


Add a little sugar if you wish, but do not omit the salt.

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