It’s definitely Porridge weather! Beat the cold with Hot! Recipe #3; Feisty Ginger Porridge!


Brr, brr, BRRRR! Has winter finally arrived? If you are feeling the cold here is a recipe to heat up your mornings with…

Hot! Recipe #3 Feisty Ginger Porridge

Root Ginger Recipe

Root Ginger

Ginger is renowned for it’s cure-all properties from calming nausea to decreasing arthritis pains, lowering cholesterol and calming coughs and bronchitis. I use ginger in cooking for it’s heat and feisty flavour and what could be better on a cold morning than hot! Porridge.

Serves One

Medium Oatmeal Recipe

Medium Oatmeal

Cooking and preparation time – 15 mins


3/4 cup of medium oatmeal

1 1/2 cups cold water

Pinch of sea salt

Chunk of root ginger

Generous spoonful of honey


  • Place boiling water into the base saucepan of a Porringer or Bain Marie.
  • In the top saucepan place the oatmeal and the cups of cold water and stir thoroughly.
  • Bring the water in the base saucepan back to the boil and then reduce the heat slightly, but keeping it high.
  • After the oatmeal has been cooking for 5 mins add the salt and stir thoroughly.
  • Then take the chunk of root ginger and peel off the skin. I do this by scraping with a teaspoon.
  • Grate the ginger finely and then add about 3 teaspoons to the cooking oatmeal or more if you want it really feisty!
  • Stir frequently to stop lumps forming in the oatmeal.
  • Continue to cook the oatmeal until it reaches a nice thick consistency. This will take about 12-15 mins.
  • Once cooked remove from the heat and set aside for 1-2 minutes. This will allow the oatmeal to turn into a Porridge with a nice creamy consistency.
  • Spoon the Porridge into a bowl, swirl in the honey and serve hot! On a cold morning.
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