Porridge - what is the difference?

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Tacascarow » 5 Dec 2015, 5:53pm

Porridge, sliced banana & a generous dollop of good natural honey & made with full fat organic milk.
Food from the gods.
I can here the Scots massing at the border screaming "Bananas, honey NOOo!!!!"

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby al_yrpal » 5 Dec 2015, 6:19pm

Mick F wrote:Given the choice, a breakfast should consist of protein. Bacon and eggs is best.

You can stuff your porridge where the sun doesn't shine.


6 mornings a week - muesli or porridge and a banana for breakfast

I morning a week, bacon and eggs and a slice of Stornaway black pudding one week, and a pair of kippers and toast another week, etc.

But… on tour bacon eggs sausage tomatoes beans black pudding toast, - the lot every day if possible. Who needs energy drinks?

Plain rolled oats make the best porridge, the instant stuff is unsatisfying crap IMO.

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby rualexander » 5 Dec 2015, 9:04pm

Porridge made with Hamlyn's stoneground oatmeal is my favourite, and takes no longer to cook than using porridge oats.
Tacascarow wrote:Slight thread hijack but for those that use flame thrower type multifuel stoves.
How do you stop your oats from welding to the pan?

Keep stirring with a spoon or spurtle, and soak pan in cold water for fifteen minutes or so afterwards, no problem.

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Vorpal » 5 Dec 2015, 9:24pm

porridge is better for the environment, too.... https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/file ... oggatt.pdf
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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Merry_Wanderer » 6 Dec 2015, 9:21am

Stornoway Black Pudding = God's own food.

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Graham » 6 Dec 2015, 9:27am

Only the sacred milling ritual will give access to true porridge heaven.

Praise be to the Holy Groat.

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby nez » 6 Dec 2015, 11:28am

What's the advantage of milling them at home?

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Graham » 6 Dec 2015, 11:47am

nez dans le guidon wrote:What's the advantage of milling them at home?

I used to think that the resulting porridge was better.
Catching the aromatic oils before they evaporate. **

Five years of tedious daily milling later I'm not so sure.

It is probably just a habit and a belief system.

One day I'll be brave enough to try 100% normal porridge oats again to try to test the difference.

Promising myself to get out a bit more. :wink:

** I think I probably made that bit up. :oops:

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Ray » 6 Dec 2015, 12:10pm

Graham wrote:Only the sacred milling ritual will give access to true porridge heaven.

Praise be to the Holy Groat.

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Impressive use of off-grid alternative technology. You do grow your own oats, I suppose? :wink:

Nice to see someone else recycling sweetie jars for food storage; we keep our porridge oats and muesli in 40+ year old jars, too.

Carry on grinding!
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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Mick F » 6 Dec 2015, 1:21pm

al_yrpal wrote: ............on tour bacon eggs sausage tomatoes beans black pudding toast, - the lot every day if possible. Who needs energy drinks?
Spot on! :D

I've tried toast, I've tried porridge, I've tried cereal, I've tried fruit - and any combination of them ............. even when NOT cycling, and I'm starving hungry by mid-morning.

Breakfast, eat like a king.
Lunch, eat like a queen.
Dinner, eat like a pauper.

I often skip the evening meal. Maybe twice a week.
I never miss a breakfast and rarely skip a lunch.

However, on tour, I'll have a hearty breakfast (no cereal, no fruit, no porridge) then skip lunch probably, and then eat like a king in the evening.

Please note, I think porridge of any description or method is horrible stuff. It doesn't do for us all to be the same eh? :lol:
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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Sweep » 6 Dec 2015, 1:41pm

Mick F wrote:Given the choice, a breakfast should consist of protein. Bacon and eggs is best.



Care to elaborate? Why? Does your body need protein in such a time critical fashion?

Aren't carbs, as in porridge, better before a day's pedalling?

Open questions - i claim no great medical knowledge.
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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby al_yrpal » 6 Dec 2015, 1:46pm

I dont eat porridge very often, ordinary Muesli is like eating sawdust IMO. I buy Aldi Really Nutty Muesli, although I prefer a proper cooked English breakfast but if I ate that every day I would be the size of a house! I probably need to become a lumberjack!

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Sweep » 6 Dec 2015, 1:50pm

al_yrpal wrote:
Plain rolled oats make the best porridge, the instant stuff is unsatisfying crap IMO.

Al


Agree. Almost always when the food industry claims that something is faster/more convenient, it means that they have adulterated it and expect stupid folk to pay a premium for it.

And usually the time saved is bugger all. Just how long does it take to make porridge?

I quite like sainsburys finest oats. So nice you can actually eat them plain without cooking just with milk, or maybe with some peanuts/dried fruit added.

You can get way cheaper oats but some of them are like fine sawdust. God knows what's been done to them.
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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby nez » 6 Dec 2015, 1:53pm

Porridge does have carbs but it's 11g per 100g protein.

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Re: Porridge - what is the difference?

Postby Sweep » 6 Dec 2015, 2:02pm

Thanks for that. I did suspect it was the case, at least with the quality stuff.

Kinda off/topic but kinda related - avoid ubercheap pasta - it is often significantly lower in protein.
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