Have you heard about Farmhouse Breakfast Week? Are you joining in?
Every January the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) runs this campaign, highlighting the benefits of a healthy breakfast , showing consumers the wide range of foods available for breakfast and the production story behind them. As farmers we’re keen to support the campaign and encourage everyone to eat home produced food, not least because we pay a levy to the HGCA on every tonne of wheat and oilseed rape that we sell from the farm, some of which is used to fund Farmhouse Breakfast Week.
There’s lots of information about the week on the Shake Up Your Wake Up website.
I’m supporting the week by trying to eat a different breakfast each day. Today, porridge. Actually, I’m not trying that hard today because that’s what I normally eat for breakfast. But I have at least added yoghurt, apple compote and sprinkled it with cinnamon, instead of spooning on brown sugar as usual.
Porridge Recipe for 1 serving
½ cup porridge oats
½ cup milk
½ cup water
Bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring it so it doesn’t stick. If you have an AGA, mix everything together in the saucepan, leave it sitting on the back of the AGA overnight and in the morning quickly heat it on the simmering plate for about 20 seconds and it’s ready.
I make my porridge quite firm because I add milk or yoghurt in the bowl, together with fruit or just sugar.