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Perfect Scottish Porridge Recipe

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Perfect Scottish Porridge Recipe

A bowl of Scottish porridge

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Discover the healthy and nutritious breakfast dish of Scottish porridge. The use of oatmeal in this dish is one of the healthiest starts to the day. Long slow-release carbohydrate will sustain from breakfast through to lunchtime, making Scottish porridge a real "Super Food".

True porridge should be cooked in a pan and stirred with a wooden spurtle (stick).

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 110g/4oz pinhead or rolled oats
  • 275ml/9½ fl oz water or milk or a mixture of both


  • Place the oats in a heavy saucepan and add the milk or water.

  • Bring to a slow boil, stirring all the time until the porridge begins to thicken.

  • After approx 7 mins (sooner if the porridge is thick enough and heated all the way through) remove from the heat and leave to stand for 1 min.

  • Serve in warmed bowls with either maple syrup, brown sugar, golden syrup or a teaspoon of jam as preferred.
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 5 out of 5
, Member ASH.C

Ever so nearly correct. As the person below says we use salt instead of anything sweet but also porridge made with water and then the milk added when cooked and in the bowl as you would with cereal makes it.

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