What goes better with a good book than good food?  Not much!  On this page you’ll find recipes I’ve created both for the blog and for the books.

I’m getting you started with a couple of my favourite recipes for porridge toppings:

Cinnamon Apple Topping

1 medium apple, cored and sliced.  I like a tart apple, but it’s your choice.

1Tbsp butter, or an oil of your choosing, but butter tastes the best

Sprinkle of cinnamon to taste

Sauté ingredients until apples are cooked through, but still have some bite. Serve over warm porridge, with cream and sugar.

Maple Peach Topping

1 sliced ripe peach, preferably freestone, it makes it easier to remove the pit and slice 

Water enough to cover the peach slices

1/4 cup of pure maple syrup

A knob of butter

A pinch of brown sugar, again to taste

Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Reduce to low and let stew, stirring occasionally, until peaches are soft and the liquid is reduced to about half.  Turn off the heat and smash the peaches up with the spoon.  This one is quite sweet, so I will use it instead of adding sugar to my porridge.  Serve over porridge with cream.