Porridge: love or hate?

Do you love porridge?

Poll ended at 24 Dec 2017, 5:55pm

Yes I have it every day
15
33%
Yes if offered, e.g. at a YH or BB
2
4%
2-6 times a week
12
26%
Not more than once a week
6
13%
Only in winter/in Scotland
7
15%
Only when visiting the grandparents
0
No votes
No, I hate it
2
4%
Not tried it yet
1
2%
No opinion / what is porridge?
1
2%
 
Total votes: 46

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Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Dec 2017, 5:55pm

I have porridge nearly* every day at home, summer and winter, it is easy and quick to make, healthy cheap and tasty

I like it just with water and salt, in winter with yoghurt or rice pudding

Why do you love (or hate) porridge?
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* occasionally I have lentil soup or pearl barley instead
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Paulatic » 10 Dec 2017, 6:25pm

Always made purely with water usually soaked overnight. Pan on the hob and use a spurtle. I did try microwave for a while but it’s a different result. I usually add raspberries and sometimes a fruit nut and seeds mix.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby softlips » 10 Dec 2017, 6:27pm

Have it everyday made with milk, no salt or sugar. Proper porridge oats, used to have oat so simple but prefer the real stuff and it's better health wise.

I'm in hotels most mornings in the week and find the porridge varies enormously.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby PDQ Mobile » 10 Dec 2017, 6:31pm

I love Porridge because of Mr Mackay.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Debs » 10 Dec 2017, 8:05pm

There's no vote option for eating porridge a few times a week - which is where i am with it.

I make my porridge sweetened with honey, sometimes also a little muscovado sugar; Yummy! :D

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Dec 2017, 8:25pm

Debs wrote:There's no vote option for eating porridge a few times a week - which is where i am with it.

I make my porridge sweetened with honey, sometimes also a little muscovado sugar; Yummy! :D


I added an option for you but this zeroed all the votes cast %((

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby honesty » 10 Dec 2017, 8:32pm

Equal portions oats, hot water, milk. 2:30 in the microwave. Lovely. Every now and again I have something different but definitely over the winter porridge is the default!

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Dec 2017, 8:40pm

One may add oatmeal or just flour, that makes it "creamier", or other cereal flakes, plenty of water, leave it overnight and warm it up in the morning
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby hemo » 10 Dec 2017, 10:26pm

I haven't eaten porridge for quite a while must be over a year ago if not more.
When I do have it though, I have a good dollop of honey with it, curtesy of my bees in the garden.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cunobelin » 11 Dec 2017, 6:40am

Drop your spoon from a height of 6"

If it doesn't bounce off, add more oats!!!!!

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mick F » 11 Dec 2017, 7:19am

Horrible stuff, and I have no idea why anyone eats it, let alone likes to eat it.

I suppose if I was starving, I'd eat it.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby hamster » 11 Dec 2017, 8:39am

Cooked with raisins and muscovado. It's breakfast of choice before a long day in the saddle.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mick F » 11 Dec 2017, 8:41am

I tried it ............. held my nose and ate it ................ for breakfast, but I was starving hungry by 10:30.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Thornyone » 11 Dec 2017, 8:58am

I do like porridge as a treat in very cold weather but I’m too lazy to make it because its a bit of a faff. If I were to make it, I’d use about a teacup of Quaker Oats, two cups of full cream milk (I think that’s the ratio: it should be pretty thick. Maybe it’s two and a half). No salt, but the vital ingredient is a generous teaspoon of Lyle’s Golden Syrup, allowed to make a lovely volcanic-looking crater in the middle. Failing that, sprinkle sugar on top and see it melt and run round the sides and eat when you can twizzle the bowlful round in the melted sugar. None of the Scotch Calvinist gruel for me. I must add that a usually eat a mix of bran and bran flakes. Easier to prepare, keeps me regular, and better for my figure :mrgreen: