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History Cookbook: Porridge

This recipe is in categories Prehistoric, Breakfast, Healthy eating, Vegetarian
About this recipe
Healthiness : (41 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Boiling water can burn; take care when handling hot pans or utensils.
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Number of servings: Serves 2
This is a vegan recipe


It is impossible to be sure when the first porridge dish occurred. There are no prehistoric recipes and dishes have been constructed using available techniques and ingredients.

Much pre-historic food was collected, eg seeds, berries, roots and leaves. These were highly seasonal and regional. However, as people learned how to make pots, liquids could be boiled over fires, so that porridges, stews and soups could be made much more easily.
Ingredients
  • 575 ml (1pint) water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 50 gm oatmeal
  • a little milk and honey (optional)
Equipment
  • Saucepan
  • Teaspoon
  • Stirring spoon
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Bring the water to the boil and add the salt
  2. Gradually sprinkle in the oatmeal, stirring well
  3. Boil gently for 20-30 minutes depending on how coarse the oatmeal is
  4. Serve hot. You may wish to add a little milk and honey
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