Start by chopping a pear or two into chunks and add just enough water to cover. Tip in a spoonful of sugar and cinammon. Bring to the boil, then simmer. Leave to simmer until the pear breaks down when pressed with a spoon and the sugar water begins to thicken. When ready, cover with oats, and add milk and a drop of vanilla essence. Stir together as it warms through. When it reaches temperature, add some broken chunks of dark chocolate. Not too much, or it will obscure all other flavours- three should suffice. Add them one at a time and you can always add more if necassary. Stir enough for the chocolate to begin the melt and streak into the oats.
Spoon into a bowl and top with some dark chocolate shavings and then drizzle with a shot of Bailey's liquer.
I made this porridge the other day for Alyona- I dedicate it to her. I knew she follows my P.O.T.W feature and so I wanted to make sure it was something special. In the process I accidently created something very special indeed... As you can tell, this is much more of an evening porridge than a day one- but it's really impressive to roll out if you have guests. It's a great indulgent pudding if you want a warm, rich winter equivalent to icecream, if you're sat in with a film.
For a more dinner party version, try chilling the porridge mix so it begins to set slightly. Using an icecream scoop, scoop out one ball per person, arrange on a plate, and like before, top with a few chocolate shavings and a drizzle of Bailey's. It's weird. But it's kinda cool.