freiston wrote: mercalia wrote:
I like porridge but it keeps on overflowing in the microwave
messy microwave and messy pots
From earlier in the thread:
Ross K wrote:Top tip 1 - use a very big plastic or pyrex bowl as it boils up to many times its size. The aim is to avoid replicating a messy science lab experiment, which brings me to. . .
Top tip 2 - clean everything immediately in just plain water, it completely avoids the phenomenon of porridge mimicking concrete.
If I make it in the microwave, I use a large pyrex bowl. I kept upping the size until I didn't get a mess - turned out to be the largest pyrex pudding basin that we have.
Cheers, Freiston, like you, I just used a bigger and bigger bowl until it contained the rising porridge - I ended up with a massive (cheap basics Tesco) mixing bowl!
Just to add a further tip, and without getting too anal about it, I realised that the right oats/liquid mix helps, so I've ended up weighing straight into the big plastic bowl for perfect porridge every time: 110g of dry oats, top up to a total of 900g with 50:50 water and skimmed milk, then blast on full for 6 minutes, stir, then 2.5 minutes more onm the high setting. Chop in banana and leave for a few mins then add a wee bit more milk or water and wolf it doon! The above makes a big helping for one or a sensible helping for two!