1. Pour the steel cut oats and barley into a baking dish. Add the milk, water, and chopped Granny Smith apple to the pan. Add a pinch of salt and stir everything together in the pan. 00:26
2. Cover the top of the baking dish with aluminum foil, making sure it is covered tightly. Place the pan in a 300 degree oven and cook for 2 1/2 hours or until the oats have absorbed all of the liquid in the pan. 01:23
3. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer some of the porridge to a serving bowl. If desired, top the porridge with honey butter, a few pieces of fresh apple, and a drizzle of honey. 01:51
What You'll Need
- Baking dish
- Aluminum foil
- Steel cut oats (1/2 cup)
- Pearl barley (1/2 cup)
- Milk (2 cups)
- Water (2 cups)
- Granny Smith apple, diced (1)
- Honey (optional)
- Honey butter (optional)
Uunipuuro porridge is traditionally eaten in Finland on Christmas Eve when it is referred to as “joulupuuro” or Yule porridge ("Yule" referring to the Christmas holiday). Yule porridge is commonly served with a sauce made of dried prunes.
An alternate way to serve this porridge is to allow it to cool on a flat layer on a sheet pan. Once cooled, the porridge can be stamped into any desired shape.
Chef Daniel uses granny Smith Apples in his uunipuuro but mentions that any fresh or dried fruit can be used instead. He recommends trying the uunipuuro with raisins.