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Porridge with Star Anise and Honey Oranges

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Step 1: Peel the oranges and using a sharp knife, thinly slice and place in a bowl to one side.

Step 2: Place the orange juice, cloves, honey, lemon thyme sprig, star anise and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium heat.

Step 3: Pour the mixture over the sliced oranges reserving half a cup. Cover and allow to cool in the syrup for at least 1 hour.

Step 4: To make the porridge, place the oats, cinnamon, orange zest, half a cup of the honey syrup from the oranges and milk into a medium sized pot.

Step 5: Cook over a gentle heat until the porridge boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Stir through the nut brown butter (optional) and once cooked, divide the porridge between four bowls.

Step 6: Remove the orange slices from the cooking syrup, place on top of the porridge, top with lemon thyme leaves and drizzle with honey to serve.


  1. 6g 2 tbspn orange zest
  2. 480ml 2 cup milk
  3. 40ml 2 tbspn nut brown butter optional

Honey Oranges

  1. 300g 2 medium orange
  2. 120ml 1/2 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  3. 2 cloves whole
  4. 120ml 1/2 cup honey
  5. 1 sprig lemon thyme

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