Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Do you love porridge?

Yes I have it every day
23
35%
Yes if offered, e.g. at a YH or BB
2
3%
2-6 times a week
19
29%
Not more than once a week
9
14%
Only in winter/in Scotland
7
11%
Only when visiting the grandparents
1
2%
No, I hate it
4
6%
Not tried it yet
0
No votes
No opinion / what is porridge?
1
2%
 
Total votes: 66

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cuddly Ocelot » 11 Dec 2017, 9:19am

Lovely stuff especially when you add a teaspoon of Whisky whilst it is being made.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby whoof » 11 Dec 2017, 12:19pm

3/4 mug of oats with a mug of milk, 2 minutes in the microwave then stir and another minute. With a teaspoon of golden syrup and a little single cream on top. I don't find it takes very long to make or eat, the time between getting up and leaving the house in the morning is 20 -25 minutes.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Psamathe » 11 Dec 2017, 12:27pm

I make my porridge with jumbo oats these days. Far nicer than the normal porridge oats.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby mattsccm » 11 Dec 2017, 1:13pm

Oats and big teaspoon of chocky spread. 3 minutes in microwave and done. Must be solid enough not to move if dish in inverted. Have been substituting honey but funnily enough 3 minutes isn't enough to produce cooked oats.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Pastychomper » 11 Dec 2017, 3:26pm

I once lived with a Rayburn and discovered the joys of porridge made overnight in a warming oven. Now, using more efficient equipment, I've settled on the following: 300ml whole* milk, 200ml water and 80g oatmeal in a pan, left for about 40 mins on a ring warm enough to let it simmer for most of that time. Stir, add 1 banana and (optionally) some salt, and serve.

I find oatmeal goes further (in at least two senses) and tastes better than rolled oats, but it also costs more and needs more cooking.


*That's how the supermarket describes the thin, white liquid I've been using lately. (I kept Jerseys until last spring, they dramatically changed my perception of what constitutes "milk". :D ) Oh, and 500ml "semi-skimmed" with no extra water works just as well.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mick F » 11 Dec 2017, 4:09pm

Psamathe wrote:I make my porridge with jumbo oats these days. Far nicer than the normal porridge oats.
Can't make it any worse. :lol:

Pastychomper wrote:I once lived with a Rayburn and discovered the joys of porridge made overnight in a warming oven.
We do stews and slow roasts in our Stanley Traditional plus we've had two Rayburns in the past.

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First Rayburn was Nancy Rayburn, and the second one Ronnie Rayburn.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby mercalia » 11 Dec 2017, 5:38pm

1:1:1 of oats:milk:water plus after cooked a little sugrar, in the microwave - have to keep an eye on it when it starts to rise in the containern

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2017, 6:50pm

Paulatic wrote: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.


I had to wikicheck "spurtle", it is a wooden implement for stirring porridge, read about the world porridge championship too, +1

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby pedalsheep » 11 Dec 2017, 6:54pm

mercalia wrote:1:1:1 of oats:milk:water plus after cooked a little sugrar, in the microwave - have to keep an eye on it when it starts to rise in the containern

My method too tho I use honey instead of sugar. It does have an unfortunate tendency to ooze out of the bowl if I don't time it quite right which amuses my other half no end!
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Paulatic » 11 Dec 2017, 8:21pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Paulatic wrote: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.


I had to wikicheck "spurtle", it is a wooden implement for stirring porridge, read about the world porridge championship too, +1

Porridge is like cycling I think: simple and perfect


Possibly a bit like coffee making too. Reading the thread everyone seems to have their own quantities and ritual. By the sound of some I think I’d pass on the offer of a bowl. :D
My own ritual 1/3 cup oats 1 cup water
Bring to the boil, stir, throw in some frozen raspberries, put a lid on and turn off the heat.
Standing, as with a lot of cooking is essential, I leave for at least 5 minutes while I make my coffee and toast
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2017, 8:24pm

A porridge expert from Wales advises:
Use plenty of water, too much is better than too little, then the porridge should not explode. If the product is too watery just add a few more oats
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby softlips » 11 Dec 2017, 8:31pm

Don't use any water!

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2017, 8:36pm

softlips wrote: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.


Would you care to describe the varieties of hotel porridge?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby landsurfer » 11 Dec 2017, 8:47pm

I have ALDI's version of "Oat So Simple" with a small banana chopped up into it with red milk ....
2 minutes in the microwave at 800W and a good breakfast is had.
The more steps, the harder it is to actually achieve your porridge, because you set the rules, the more you enjoy the process of production ....rather than the actual food... i think ..
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2017, 8:55pm

landsurfer wrote:I have ALDI's version of "Oat So Simple" with a small banana chopped up into it with red milk ....
2 minutes in the microwave at 800W and a good breakfast is had.
The more steps, the harder it is to actually achieve your porridge, because you set the rules, the more you enjoy the process of production ....rather than the actual food... i think ..


What is red milk please?
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