Yesterday we bought some beautiful looking rhubarb and I was keen to eat some as soon as possible. While searching I stumbled upon this recipe for Chai Porridge served with a rhubarb and pear compote at Not Quite Nigella. I really love chai tea and regularly brew up a pot with all the spices so this morning I got some going ready to make some porridge. The chai is a recipe my sister in law gave me for christmas along with all the appropriate spices - a perfect present!
Once brewed the chai is put on the stove with the oats to make the porridge, I used the new multigrain porridge by Uncle Tobys. Of course to accompany this is the compote. The rhubarb is sliced and stewed with some pear and sugar. What a magnificent breakfast, I really loved it. Rhubarb is a recently found love of mine and porridge is always a winner, but to pair it with chai is just genius, it was delicious.
The second part to this post is the pide (turkish pizza) I made yesterday for lunch. I was not planning to post this but I loved it so much I just had to share. As you may remember I made the gorgeous Pumpkin Pide previously and have made it a few times since. This pide followed the same concept but with different fillings. I firstly added braised red cabbage leftover from my pork beer stew, I then topped with roasted sweet potato that had been sprinkled with chipotle powder. I topped with some goats cheese followed by rocket after baking.
The whole thing was really delicious, I made the dough using some freshly milled flour (half wholemeal, half plain unbleached) I bought at the markets, and it was really beautiful to work with and tasted amazing. The filling was a little on the sweet side compared to the pumpkin version which is probably better balanced. But saying that it was still really delicious. Just writing about it makes me want some more!