Porridge with Tea-poached Pears

  • Porridge with Tea-poached Pears

Cosy winter mornings were made for spoons of creamy porridge and sweet pears poached in our floral French Earl Grey.

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Total Time
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30 minutes

You’ll need

  • 10 teaspoons French Earl Grey
  • 400 ml/15.2 fl oz boiling water
  • 180 g/6 oz caster sugar
  • 4 small pears, peeled, stems intact
  • 200 g/7 oz oats
  • 500 ml/17 fl oz cold water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 60 ml/2 fl oz cream

How to

  1. Add French Earl Grey to boiling water and infuse for 8 minutes. Strain, then transfer tea to a small saucepan. Stir in sugar to dissolve.
  2. Add pears to tea and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until pears are softened.
  3. Remove pears, and leave the tea mixture to simmer for another 10-20 minutes until reduced and slightly syrupy.
  4. Place oats and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, add salt and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly until thick and creamy. Remove from the heat and stir in cream.
  5. Divide porridge between bowls, top each bowl with 1 pear and drizzle the tea syrup over the top.

Serves 4

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