I'll admit I was skeptical. Oatmeal is porridge is mush. They all taste basically the same to me. Actually, my favorite oatmeal is the one that they served in my residential college. I ate it almost everyday for four years and on my last day there I asked for the recipe. they mentioned that it was made with a lot of cream, maple syrup, brown sugar, etc. and I realized I had been eating an unhealthy breakfast all those years...
But when I ate this broken porridge I was transported back in time to college breakfasts at Yale and couldn't help but enjoy it immensely because of the nostalgia. That aside, it was a great oatmeal, probably the best I've had, but not something I'd seek out on my own. So I was glad my boss took me!
Perhaps I stand alone on this matter of porridge love...after I googled how to recreate it for my boss and found that it's one of another food blogger's top 10 things to eat and that she, too, rushed to Il Cane Rosso the last time she had a day in San Francisco so she could devour it, I decided to give it some more respect.
Also surprisingly, this recipe is healthy and vegan! It uses coconut milk for flavor. The best part is the broken Farro of course. It creates a lovely, toothy porridge texture, and is filling to boot. Oh, and it's just like the real version and decidedly cheaper to make at home!
Enjoy the weekend!
Recipe for: http://www.bloggingoverthyme.com/broken-farro-porridge-coconut-milk-almonds-and-roasted-plums/
PS I skipped the plums and used raisins like the original version.