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 Paulatic » 13 Dec 2017, 9:35pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
mnichols wrote:Anyone have savoury porridge, I.e., with vegetables or similar? Could be a quick, easy, healthy midday meal option. I’ve heard it’s becoming more popular


My lentil soup was too thin once so I added porridge to it
I make lentil soup from scratch with lots of vegs, takes an hour, keeps a couple of days and can be warmed up in the microwave
I always include oats in soup for variety of nutrient types

I always keep a jar of oat flour (rolled oats whizzed up in grinder) to hand. Anything, gravy or sauce, looking a bit thin I put some of the flour in. Beauty of it over wheat flour is that it never goes lumpy.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Bonzo Banana » 14 Dec 2017, 11:15am

Made myself a vegetarian curry yesterday but needed a thickening agent and was out of flour and instant mash potato which I often use as a thickener for the sauce so just used a few oats. Did the job very well and did not impact the flavour.

I love porridge but recently I've been trying to remove as much sugar from my diet as possible and so no longer have treacle in the house which I love with porridge and instead using some of the sugary dandruff (Canderel) and its not the same and doesn't seem as effective at sweetening porridge for some reason as it does with other foods.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Norman H » 14 Dec 2017, 11:21am

mnichols wrote:Anyone have savoury porridge, I.e., with vegetables or similar? Could be a quick, easy, healthy midday meal option. I’ve heard it’s becoming more popular


I have a friend who is gluten intolerant and I've used oatmeal as a substitute for corn or wheat flour. It makes a very good cheese sauce for cauliflower cheese

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby The utility cyclist » 14 Dec 2017, 1:29pm

Love it, my fave is with grated nutmeg and I usually have 50g of oats for a sitting :mrgreen:

I use full fat milk at home so do half milk and water, add 4 sweetners (I've been having them for 20+ years so it's just my thing), microwave it in a big glass casserole dish for 3.5 minutes, stir, microwave for another 2 minutes (so full rolling boil), leave to stand for 3 minutes or so and bingo. I eat it straight from the casserole dish, pointless making extra washing up.
Rarely have it for breakfast though as I've never really been a breakfast eater since a kid, I will if staying at a hotel and enjoy it but I won't eat until much later in the evening then.
I made porridge for my cycling buddies when supporting them on RAID alpine this year, t'was the instant stuff but at the top of Cime de la Bonnette it was a welcome hot snack (took my butane stove an age to boil a kettles worth mind)

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby The utility cyclist » 14 Dec 2017, 1:35pm

Bonzo Banana wrote:Made myself a vegetarian curry yesterday but needed a thickening agent and was out of flour and instant mash potato which I often use as a thickener for the sauce so just used a few oats. Did the job very well and did not impact the flavour.

I love porridge but recently I've been trying to remove as much sugar from my diet as possible and so no longer have treacle in the house which I love with porridge and instead using some of the sugary dandruff (Canderel) and its not the same and doesn't seem as effective at sweetening porridge for some reason as it does with other foods.

Chucking some rice into the sauce would work too, especially the stuff with more starch in it.

I use tablet sweetner, I don't find it too bad but been using them for a very long time so used to the taste, even when I do use sugar I don't really notice much of a difference. grated carrot can work too to a lesser degree for sweetness and was used in cakes in WWII to replace some sugar content. Parsnips too but perhaps not to everyone's taste in porridge :lol:

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Dec 2017, 1:37pm

I find that if I make it and put it in a bigger bowl than usual, invert myself and carefully lower my head into it, it makes a more than acceptable helmet after a couple of hours or so. You may have seen me prototyping using a microwave last week. I'm now working on including some hi-viz in the porridge as I've heard that's important in road safety matters.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Dec 2017, 3:21pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I find that if I make it and put it in a bigger bowl than usual, invert myself and carefully lower my head into it, it makes a more than acceptable helmet after a couple of hours or so. You may have seen me prototyping using a microwave last week. I'm now working on including some hi-viz in the porridge as I've heard that's important in road safety matters.

Yours almost entirely randomly...


Have you patented your ideas? :wink:

Could be a very lucrative idea
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Dec 2017, 3:26pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:I find that if I make it and put it in a bigger bowl than usual, invert myself and carefully lower my head into it, it makes a more than acceptable helmet after a couple of hours or so. You may have seen me prototyping using a microwave last week. I'm now working on including some hi-viz in the porridge as I've heard that's important in road safety matters.

Yours almost entirely randomly...


Have you patented your ideas? :wink:

Could be a very lucrative idea

Pardon? Sorry, am having a little trouble with my prototype at the moment - a slight porridge-ear interface issue. You couldn't just give the Fire Brigade a call could you?

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 Dec 2017, 4:55pm

Hi,
Its repeated on "Yesterday" if your interested, forgotten how funny it was :)
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Dec 2017, 5:35pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Its repeated on "Yesterday" if your interested, forgotten how funny it was :)

It's in my top 3. Utter genius.

I often refer to my having had a blue jumper moment. It's a delight when someone gets it first off.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Debs » 14 Dec 2017, 10:58pm

Why is there no monument
To Porridge in our land?
It it's good enough to eat,
It's good enough to stand!

On a plinth in London
A statue we should see
Of Porridge made in Scotland
Signed, "Oatmeal, O.B.E."
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby RichK » 15 Dec 2017, 12:00am

It's my staple food two hours before a time trial ;)

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby SmilerGB » 17 Dec 2017, 2:14pm

I do love porridge,especially with the many varieties of extras you can add so it’s not monotonous, personally it’s more of a winter food for me.


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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 17 Dec 2017, 7:48pm

SmilerGB wrote:I do love porridge,especially with the many varieties of extras you can add so it’s not monotonous, personally it’s more of a winter food for me.


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Porridge is a simple solution...
It could displace bread
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Warin61 » 17 Dec 2017, 8:48pm

Not a great fan. Requires heating, prefer muesli as that does not require heating. If it is very cold then I might go for it and a hot cup of tea. But I'd rather not fuss with stove etc when I'm going to pack up.