Sunday, 24 June 2012
It’s a wintery Sunday morning, your breath fogging the air above the bed and frost blanketing the window panes. All you want to do is stay in bed, and so you do!
Once you’re up, attired in woolly socks and pajamas that have seen better days, you make your sleepy way into the kitchen for a warm, hearty bowl of porridge.
But why eat plain old oats when you can break your fast on an indulgent combination of cream, chopped dates, luscious date syrup and Tahitian vanilla salt. All brought together with a healthy dose of quinoa flakes.
The result is luxurious and enough to tempt you out of bed, even on the coldest mornings.
Creamy Date, Oat & Quinoa Porridge
Anna’s very own recipe. Serves 3-4.
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup quinoa flakes
2 cups milk
½ cup pouring cream
½ cup water
1 teaspoon Tahitian vanilla salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
15 pitted dates, chopped
1 tablespoon date syrup (or brown sugar)
Extra date syrup, to serve (optional)
Extra warmed milk, to serve (optional)
1. Combine milk, cream, oats, dates, date syrup, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan over a medium heat.
2. Bring just to the boil, then cook, stirring continuously, until mixture is thick and creamy.
3. Drizzle with extra date syrup and top with warm milk to serve.