Old-Fashioned Porridge

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3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 2/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 eggs, beaten to blend
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Chilled milk or whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring water and salt to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add oats and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer oatmeal to 6-cup souffle dish.

Add all remaining ingredients except milk and stir until well combined.

Bake until set, about 1 hour.

Spoon porridge into bowls. Serve, passing milk separately. Serves 4-6 people.

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