Tom : my kids developed an expensive taste for strawberry cereal, to the point where we were getting through a pack a day. I had to create something to trump it, and this is it. I give you…FIRE porridge. This is now the go-to breakfast in the Herbert house. The kids dig it, it’s way cheaper that shop-bought cereal, and it’s got to be good for us. A win-win-win situation. A blowtorch adds the right degree of culinary theatre, but if you don’t have one, use an overhead grill.
2 cups of porridge oats
4 cups of cold, fresh milk with more to serve
demerara sugar – to serve
Easy as one, two, tea….
If you haven’t got a kitchen blowtorch, preheat an overhead grill to hot.
Put the oats and milk into a big saucepan and stir over medium heat until the porridge had thickened into a dollopy, porridgey consistency; about 3-5 minutes.
Turn the heat off, put the saucepan lid on and leave for 5 minutes until it is the right consistency.
Portion into heatproof breakfast bowls (not plastic).
Sprinkle a dessert spoonful of Demarara sugar over the top of each one.
Blast with a blowtorch or under the grill until melted and blistered.
Serve with a jug of cold milk to pour into a moat around the burnished porridge.