Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Breakfast Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Breakfast Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam

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Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

I love Sunday morning breakfasts, the feeling of a languorous “end of a weekend”, with yet another feeling of Sunday School and a church “day of rest” tradition; although in reality Sundays can be just as busy as any other day of the week, I always try to make sure we have a “sit down” breakfast to enjoy. So, this Sunday we are dining with Churchill – in a manner of speaking! It’s obviously know the great statesman and wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill, neither is it Churchill the Insurance Dog either! It’s breakfast with one of Staffordshire’s oldest and most respected potteries, Churchill China, with whom I work. I have been working with Churchill China for the last year or so, and as part of my collaboration, I received a fabulous dinner service earlier this year. The service is in the pattern of “Penzance” and is a pretty blue and white pattern with whimsical animals and birds adorning it, as well as folk images and symbols. I have shared several post already where I have showcased the china, and today my theme is for breakfast.

Churchill the Insurance Dog

Churchill the Insurance Dog

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

Today’s recipe is for Breakfast Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans, but, I also served toast and jam for breakfast too, with some home-made raspberry jam, the recipe which will be shared next week sometime. Today’s  recipe for the porridge is based on my mum’s teacup porridge with apricots and honey, but in place of the apricots and honey, I used delicious Clark’s maple syrup and some pecan nuts, for a beautiful autumnal taste. Clarks offer four maple syrup flavours, and it was the number 2 amber grade that I used on our porridge this morning. The maple syrup was just amazing, so deep and almost toffee like in flavour, which married so well with the pecan nuts as well as the jumbo organic oats I used.

Clarks Maple Syrup

Clarks Maple Syrup

Clarks Canadian No.2 (Amber) Maple Syrup, also known as Grade C, is harvested by small farm producers situated in the Quebec region of Canada – who gather the sap of the maple tree and then boil it to produce pure maple syrup. It takes 4000g of maple tree sap to make 100g of pure maple syrup. As the season progresses, so the colour darkens and the maple taste increases.
Canadian No 2 (Amber) is like a full-bodied wine, both rich in colour and flavour, adding a succulent sweetness to any dish. It is perfect for cooking, baking, making marinades and dressings or simply as a tasty, healthy alternative to sugar. 

Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

The breakfast table was set with some of my Penzance china, and I used the following pieces from my service for an elegant and yet homely table setting…….

Penzance Mint Coupe Bowls, 

Cup and Saucer,

Teapot,

Jam Pot, and spoon

 

0.5 Pint Jug, 

Toast Rack,

 

Butter Dish

and Tea Plates 

I even managed to cut some “last roses of summer” to brighten up our breakfast table! I don’t know what you think, but a nicely set table seems to make the food taste better, or maybe it’s just that the food was lovely anyway! What I DO love about the china I received is how it is perfectly practical for the family supper table, as well as being a beautifully adaptable for a more formal dinner party or special occasion.  There are several patterns within the range, so you can also achieve that “mix and match” look, which I prefer.

Churchill China - Penzance

Churchill China – Penzance

Anyway, that’s enough for now, I have to shoot off soon to prepare Sunday lunch, which is a chicken curry today for something different! I hope all my readers have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday, and I will leave you with the porridge recipe and some images below……see you soon, Karen

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 10 minutes
Allergy Milk
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A simple variation on my mum's “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” but using beautiful maple syrup and pecan nuts on place of apricots and honey. For a special treat, use Gold top Jersey milk or single cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 teacup of porridge oats (or 50g in weight)
  • 2 teacups of milk (or 300mls)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • 6 to 8 pecan nuts, roughly chopped (or walnuts)

Note

A simple variation on my mum's “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” but using beautiful maple syrup and pecan nuts on place of apricots and honey. For a special treat, use Gold top Jersey milk or single cream.

Directions

Step 1 Put the porridge oats in a saucepan and add the milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring all the time until it is thick and creamy.
Step 2 OR, here is the microwave method. Mix the oats and milk in a large microwave-proof bowl; microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes (depends on your heat settings), stirring halfway through. Leave to stand for 2 minutes before eating.
Step 3 To serve. Spoon into a bowl and drizzle with the maple syrup and then scatter the pecan nuts over the top.
Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Churchill China

Disclaimer:

I received a Churchill china Penzance dinnerware service for free, in order to share and showcase the china with my readers as part of my sponsored collaboration with Churchill China. I was not asked to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Karen S Burns-Booth

Amber Grade Maple Syrup

NB: I also received come Clarks Maple Syrup to try, once again, I was not required to write a review, whether it be positive or negative, but I chose to share my findings as I believe the product to be of the highest quality. K S B-B

Gallery:

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Comments

  1. says

    I am partial to a little porridge and do love a sit down brekky on the weekends. I think I have a milk jug that looks very similar that I have for years, quite a scandinavian look and very hard wearing. I am loving those spotty saucers too.

  2. Tracy Nixon says

    This sounds lovely – all I need is a handsome man to serve it to me on a tray in my boudoir! Sharing via G+ Thanks!!!

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