Oat and chia porridge with poached pears
( SERVES 4 )
Chilly weather means time to get that pot on for porridge. The chia adds extra texture, while the poached pears transforms the dish into something special.
1. Firstly poach the pears. Place them into a large pot with the sugar, lemon and cover with water. Bring to a simmer for 15 minutes until a skewer will insert easily. Remove and cool completely in the liquid.
2. Place the berries and sugar in a small pot. Cook for 5 minutes or until the berries are completely soft. Push through a sieve, discarding the pips.
3. For the porridge place the oats, chia seeds, milk, water and salt into a pot, bringing to a simmer. Cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring until thickened and creamy. Add a little extra water if needed.
4. Serve hot with chopped pears and a drizzle of fruit puree.
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