We had another very snowy and cold start to the day. The snow certainly looks here to stay for a while yet – especially with the exceedingly cold temperatures, day and night. So what better way then to kick-start our day than with a piping hot bowl of (Cameron’s) Mountaineer’s Porridge? This recipe is a big deviation from the traditional Scottish recipe of just oatmeal, salt and water – yum!?!
Recipe for Mountaineer’s Porridge
For two very hearty portions
- 90 gms porridge oats
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- Generous pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
- (Approx.) 45 gms of roughly chopped dried dates (or other dried fruit)
- 700 ml of milk
Pour milk into a saucepan and begin to heat. Meanwhile, mix together oats, cinnamon and nutmeg and then slowly stir into the cool milk. Bring to a slow boil and then add chopped fruit. Bring back to a slow boil and then simmer and stir for a further 5 mins. Serve on its own or with hot or cold milk.