Sweep wrote:Don't you have to let the pan cool before soaking?
Good point - I had never considered it (I do follow the rule for glassware though). But in fact I eat from the pot using the handle to hold it so it's very cool by the time it goes in the washing bowl.
Just a couple of other reflections on porridge I had when camping twice since I last posted on this thread:
1. Porridge seems to be universally recommended as a low GI food which releases its energy slowly - perfect for cyclists.
2. It is a high fibre food - perfect for everyone.
3. It can be purchased organic - perfect for the soil.
4. It is a dry food and thus light to carry - perfect from a luggage weight POV.
5. It is very easy and quick to cook and doesn't require much fuel - perfect when cycle camping.
6. It can double up as an evening snack or even an emergency meal on a late arrival.
7. It is a hot food - perfect on chilly mornings when you need a warm start.
8. It is very versatile - as others have pointed out - and can be sweet or savoury.
9. It uses water not fat for cooking, so easier to clean the pot.
10. It is very cheap for what you get - perfect for misers such as myself.
11. It doesn't go off.
And, just to return to the subject of the thread - perfect for cooking on small gas camping stoves.