Oats-so-pointless...?

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby PhilPub » 1 Feb 2016, 3:22pm

I'm a porridge fiend but I'm still finding new combinations for a bit of variety. Only last week I went with the usual semi-skimmed milk and a good pinch of salt, but for the first time the sweetener was supplied in the form of marmalade. (Seville, with the bits in, obviously.) Tremendous!

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby simonineaston » 1 Feb 2016, 3:22pm

Gosh - I'd forgotten about Golden Syrup! Yes, good on porridge. We had the smashingest-ever cook at prep school and we used to get steamed suet puddings for afters, (as well as Spotted Dick and Jam Roley Poley too!) and the one that came with Golden Syrup was a plain pudding, cooked as they all should be, so that the top went a bit crisp... and the GS came in a whacking great jug!
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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby honesty » 1 Feb 2016, 4:04pm

Honey. Honey and raisins. Best porridge ever. I make mine with 1/3 oats, 1/3 milk, 1/3 water whether I microwave it or cook it on the hob. A dash of milk on the top after serving and it's great.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Samuel D » 1 Feb 2016, 4:13pm

You should move to Paris, Brucey. I have never seen a city full of so many people with good taste, almost to the last person. Every gimmick is met with disdain here, especially when it comes to food. I love it.

(But the rest of France is as bad as the UK, in my experience.)

Porridge is remarkably nutritious. Every time I eat it (about twice a week for breakfast, usually with some cinnamon) I wonder why anyone spends a fortune on sugary cereals instead. So many people – but not in Paris! – have forgotten how to eat properly.

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Postby nirakaro » 1 Feb 2016, 4:24pm

Samuel D wrote:(But the rest of France is as bad as the UK, in my experience.)


France is the only country where I've found myself choosing McDonalds as the healthy option.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 1 Feb 2016, 4:33pm

Nowadays I tend to make porridge by pouring boiling water over oats, adding (whole) milk and raisins and bringing back to the boil. I don't usually have honey if it's got raisins or similar in it, but will probably add some otherwise.

I've heard the name of this Oat-so-Simple (sp?) thing but not really paid attention to it or consciously seen it. It sounds like cup-a-soup, pot noodles, Ready Brek, etc. Does it give you a Sellafield glow? :D

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby AMMoffat » 1 Feb 2016, 4:47pm

Porridge made with oatmeal (not rolled oats) and a bit of salt every time. Making it with milk is the ruination of a fine dish. Cold milk, as everyone should know, accompanies porridge once made. But then I am Scottish 8)

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby pete75 » 1 Feb 2016, 6:34pm

honesty wrote:You cant make proper porridge without milk anyway


Oh yes you can. Proper porridge is made with water.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby cycleruk » 1 Feb 2016, 6:53pm

3/4 cup of Tesco's "Scottish Oats".
1.5 cups of water & microwave for 2 minutes.
Take out & stir then re-microwave about another minute or until just boils.
Done.
I used to use Quaker oats but found Tesco's to be just as good but cheaper.
You'll never know if you don't try it.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby honesty » 1 Feb 2016, 7:01pm

pete75 wrote:
honesty wrote:You cant make proper porridge without milk anyway


Oh yes you can. Proper porridge is made with water.

That's just wrong :wink:

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby beardy » 1 Feb 2016, 7:04pm

If you mean that making porridge with water is wrong, then I would agree with you.

On the other hand "proper" porridge for Scottish masochists from the wee threes, is probably made with water, some salt and if you are lucky broken glass on special days. :lol:

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Mattyfez » 1 Feb 2016, 7:14pm

I keep a small sack of Scottish oats in my drawer a work, dash of honey or freeze dried fruit, milk, zap in the microwave.. Lovely!

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Mick F » 1 Feb 2016, 7:29pm

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Vetus Ossa » 1 Feb 2016, 7:32pm

I recently discovered Sainsbury’s porridge, the stuff they serve up in their café, by gum is it good, especially with golden syrup, far better than anything I can make at home.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby mattsccm » 1 Feb 2016, 7:36pm

Fancy stuff here. Mine is half a dish of real oats, enough milk to make it float. Varying every day through taking bugger all care creates variety. 3 minutes in a 850w micro wave. Done.
Stir in a heaped teaspoon full of chocolate spread ( use the spoon straight out of your coffee cup and its hot enough for the spread not to stick.) and its good to go.
Some freaks, like my wife, like it sloppy. You can invert the dish with mine and it stays there.
Then again I feel that the optimum consistency for all food is malt loaf.