Porridge - Timolina


Porridge - Timolina

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Porridge is a dish of Anglo-Saxon origin with oats, milk (or water), all prepared in the form of an often unsavoury “porridge”… Don’t be fooled by appearances: even if Porridge is not very presentable, it is generally very good, and is a balanced dish rich in cereals, very popular in Ireland!

Presentation of the Porridge

A porridge based on cereals or vegetables

Porridge is a dish rather appreciated by the Irish, who are used to consume it regularly, and mainly at breakfast . They usually eat it with sugar, salt, or a complement of milk, to start the day with a hearty breakfast, which will keep you going until noon without any problems!

In general, Porridge can be cooked on the basis of multiple cereals or vegetables . The Irish generally use oats, but barley or wheat are also excellent substitutes to make a Porridge worthy of the name. As for vegetables, it is sometimes possible to find porridge made from split peas (this porridge is more common in Scotland and England).

Porridge Recipe


  • For 2 persons
  • Preparation time : 5mn
  • Cooking time : 25/30mn
  • 200g oat flakes
  • 1 litre of milk (replace with water if necessary)
  • brown sugar (as much as you like)
  • Optional: 100g of raisins, or 100g of chocolate chips, 2 packets of vanilla sugar, maple syrup or 2 tablespoons of honey

Preparation of Porridge

  • Pour the milk into a saucepan and bring it to a gentle boil.
  • As soon as it starts to boil, pour in the oat flakes, stirring regularly.
  • Lower the heat, and stir continuously until the milk and oats start boiling again.
  • All you have to do is cover the pan for 20 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Once the preparation is ready, turn off the heat, and pour the preparation into bowls
  • All you have to do is taste it, with the seasoning of your choice! (Sugar, Honey, Chocolate Chips, Dried Grapes, Maple Syrup…)

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