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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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Tenkaykev » 17 Nov 2018, 4:26pm

An interesting thread, I'll be on the lookout for Groats. My recipe is a bit different.
I put two large scoops of Flahavans porridge oats into a bowl, cover with Oat milk and leave overnight. Next morning thinly slice half a banana into the Porridge, set for three minutes in the Microwave and head upstairs for shower and shave.

By the time I come back downstairs the porridge has cooled down, a swift stir and back in the microwave for a further two minutes.
The microwaving has the effect of breaking down the banana and it infuses into the porridge to make a delicious and filling start to the day.

On one occasion I noticed that half a jug of custard had been left in the fridge so I chucked some of that in to the mix. that really did taste good though I've yet to substitute the Oat milk and use 100% Devon Custard as the base :-)

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Graham » 17 Nov 2018, 6:26pm

I'm still fighting relentlessly against porridge deprivation in the UK . . . . . .

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Nov 2018, 9:52pm

A 25 kg sack of oats, how long does that last?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Debs » 18 Nov 2018, 12:35am

Only when visiting the Grandparents 0 ...No votes

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I'm curious as to what is wrong with the Gramps porridge (?)

Or is that no of us are now young enough to have our Grandparents with us anymore? :(

I miss all my gramps, all splendid people...
can't remember them ever making porridge but one of my Grandmothers used to make a gastronomical stupendous rice pudding;
baked to perfection, creamy, buttery, yummy! :D

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Debs » 18 Nov 2018, 12:41am

brynpoeth wrote:A 25 kg sack of oats, how long does that last?


50 year supply of Brexit Britain rationing? :lol:

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Nov 2018, 3:56am

Debs wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:A 25 kg sack of oats, how long does that last?


50 year supply of Brexit Britain rationing? :lol:

For the grandparents too :wink:
I use maybe 50 g a day

I try to offer as many choices as possible, not just porridge yes or no?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby mumbojumbo » 18 Nov 2018, 7:54pm

I hate porridge but love porage,and pin-head oatmeal mixed with a hint of honey,or apple and cinnamon or brandy.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cours » 20 Nov 2018, 1:13pm

Hate it. Its like eating water - with bits in :mrgreen:

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Nov 2018, 1:18pm

Cours wrote:Hate it. Its like eating water - with bits in :mrgreen:

Eating water, ice? You could try some of the recipes on this thread, you are in a small minority :?
Still, if you dislike porridge there is more left for the rest of us :wink:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 21 Nov 2018, 9:42pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Cours wrote:Hate it. Its like eating water - with bits in :mrgreen:

Eating water, ice? You could try some of the recipes on this thread, you are in a small minority :?
Still, if you dislike porridge there is more left for the rest of us :wink:

Can I have his?

Some lads don't know what real porridge is like. They got that Ready Brek, which is just old wallpaper paste with out of date sugar chucked in it. Those lads should attempt the porridge that has some aggregate in it.

But perhaps they have the right porridge oat but have no idea how to cook it up? For a start, it should never see water. Milk is the stuff - almond or coconut milk if the cow juice is disallowed.

Cugel, made of porridge - a merino-clad oaten thing on a bike.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Nov 2018, 9:44pm

Cugel's shortest post? Plus One
Water for me, not milk :wink:

I find beetroot so unattractive, I have never tried it. Could the porridge-haters have a like problem?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 22 Nov 2018, 10:38am

brynpoeth wrote:Cugel's shortest post? Plus One
Water for me, not milk :wink:

I find beetroot so unattractive, I have never tried it. Could the porridge-haters have a like problem?


The beet has an earthy taste that can cloy the pallet, if the beet is particularly redolent of that tang. The golden beet rarely exhibits the earthy so perhaps you could attempt a munch on one of those?

Sometimes the context of the foodstuff makes a difference between like or not. I imagine the porridge haters will probably not baulk at a flapjack that's 80% oats, because of the sugar and the consistency (sticky-sweet). My own distaste is for offal, particularly kidneys and liver. I can't eat either "as they are" without an involuntary gag. However, I can quaff any amount of liver pate, especially if it contains exotic additions and comes on a delicious toast with butter.

So perhaps you could try a beetroot smoothie? The ladywife makes them for herself and I occasionally have some. Alas, the deep red beet seems even more earthy when liquefied. On the other hand, add a significant dollop of tropical fruit juice and some nutmeg and the liquid becomes quite morish.

Cugel, willing guinea pig to the ladywife's culinary experiments.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Vorpal » 22 Nov 2018, 12:45pm

I have never liked beetroot. I can just about eat the stuff pickled, or smothered in something strong flavoured like vinegar, but I will avoid doing so, if possible.

It just about the only non-meat food that I dislike.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Debs » 22 Nov 2018, 1:46pm

A long time ago i made demijohn of beetroot wine - from the vintage of 1984 [ a good year for beetroot ]
Spiced with a little ginger, it fermented very well, finished very dry going by the reading on the hydrometer.

After a post 3 month taste i wasn't quite sure, gave most of it away but left one bottle to mature for a few years....

Then in 1989 i uncorked it and shared with friends, we all enjoyed the refined earthy spicy kick, and the getting tipsy :D

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Patrickpioneer » 24 Nov 2018, 4:11pm

Used to hate porridge until the day I put curry powder in it and now I love it!