A perfect breakfast side: porridge!


Here I am, with another gem! 🙂 I would like to dedicate it to my sister, who is always asking me how I make it, but she has patiently waited for my article ❤  here it is Ita!

Today we learn how to make the perfect porridge, if you’re not English you may confuse it with similar words like pudding (or is it just me?? 😀 ), and think it is a meat pie or something like that, but.. it isn’t! It is basically oat boiled in fresh milk.. so it looks like our Italian “riso-latte”, but nicer because a little warm and handmade 🙂

It would take just 3 mins of your morning time (which I know is precious) and rise your breakfast quality. I like eating it as a side, with a piece of cake or with bread butter and jam, and sometimes I alternate it with yoghurt and fresh fruit/ granola, depending on my mood 🙂

So, let’s start!

  • Key ingredients: milk, oats
  • Required time: 3-4 mins
  • Number of people: 2 (N.B. if you are making it on your own, you can easily split in half the doses)
  • Perfect occasion: Breakfast


  1. Organize everything you need on the table :
    • 2 glasses of milk
    • 6 spoons of oats
    • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  2. Take a non-stick frying pan (preferably not a saucepan, I noticed it is less suitable), pour inside 2 scarce glasses of milk and place it on slow heat.222_4.jpg
  3. Blend the milk with 6 spoons of oats, and let them boil super slowly (don’t worry, it would still be ready in a few minutes 🙂 )25.JPG
  4. Add one scarce tablespoon of sugar, blend everything together with a wooden spoon or spatula2_7.jpg
  5. Now there is the trick! The cooking process is like that: at first you see milk boiling normally, then it makes bigger bubbles and the surface starts becoming more like a proper layer, and then.. while you’re stirring with the spoon, you start noticing that it has become thicker, and it is possible to see the black bottom of the frying pan.26.JPG Cook for another minute and switch the heat off. Porridge is ready!2_1

Here it is, your complete breakfast! Another good thing about porridge is that you can personalize it with whatever you want..ranging from nuts to fruit, even though I like it simple as it is, simple things are always the best 🙂

Enjoy, and see you soon with the new recipe!


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