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Sep 30, 2013
1,011
Brighton
No, not Norman Stanley Fletcher.

We've started eating porridge again and I'm wondering how others make theirs.

We use a mug of Flavahan's jumbo oats, a mug of water and one of semiskinned milk (sometimes Oatly).
Soak overnight.
Bring to bubble while stirring.
Adorn with yoghurt, banana, chia seeds (we are in Fiveways) and maybe honey, or as an alternative, some warmed summer fruit mix from the freezer section of the supermarket.
Scoff.

Anyone do salt?
 


albionalbino

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Nov 1, 2009
1,342
West Sussex
Jumbo oats, grated apple, cinnamon, sultanas, salt, honey and water.
or
Jumbo oats, chopped banana, coconut milk carton not tinned topped with toasted coconut
or
oats, berries and yogurt with seeds and toasted nuts
 

GT49er

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Feb 1, 2009
41,730
Gloucester
No, not Norman Stanley Fletcher.

We've started eating porridge again and I'm wondering how others make theirs.

We use a mug of Flavahan's jumbo oats, a mug of water and one of semiskinned milk (sometimes Oatly).
Soak overnight.
Bring to bubble while stirring.
Adorn with yoghurt, banana, chia seeds (we are in Fiveways) and maybe honey, or as an alternative, some warmed summer fruit mix from the freezer section of the supermarket.
Scoff.

Anyone do salt?

Why bother soaking it overnight? Sheer posturing - and totally unnecessary. Microwave it - it works fine. Salt is optional - yes for me; alternative answers to 'yes' are acceptable if that's how you prefer it.
At the end of the day, oats is oats. A bag of oats from Asda or Sainsbury's is just the same - and just as good - as whatever designer oats you're paying twice the price for.
 
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Lyndhurst 14

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Jan 16, 2008
4,881
Maybe sacrilegious but I just have Quaker oats soaked in cold milk, not heated or microwaved.

Oats are supposed to be very good for your cholesterol levels.
 

dsr-burnley

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Aug 15, 2014
1,782
Quaker oats, half milk half water, no soaking, bring to the boil, add sugar. Or prunes and syrup, if you're my mother. And blueberries if available.
 


B-right-on

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Apr 23, 2015
5,046
Shoreham Beaaaach
Why bother soakig it overnight? Sheer posturing - and totally unnecessary. Microwave it - it works fine. Salt is optional - yes for me; alternative answers to 'yes' are acceptable if that's how you prefer it.
At the end of the day, oats is oats. A bag of oats from Asda or Sainsbury's is just the same - and just as good - as whatever designer oats you're paying twice the price for.

Pop that middle class pretentious bubble why don't you :lolol:
 
Why bother soaking it overnight? Sheer posturing - and totally unnecessary. Microwave it - it works fine. Salt is optional - yes for me; alternative answers to 'yes' are acceptable if that's how you prefer it.
At the end of the day, oats is oats. A bag of oats from Asda or Sainsbury's is just the same - and just as good - as whatever designer oats you're paying twice the price for.

Get that right up ya
 
Feb 23, 2009
7,500
North of Brighton
Snip top off sachet and add oats to square breakfast bowl, pour semi skimmed milk to red line on sachet then tip on to oats. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir gently for 1 minute then enjoy. Odd thread, can't the OP read the packet?

Oh hang on. You mean the bit where I customise with a spoonful of Cartwright and Butler Lemon Curd. Delicious!
 

Hampster Gull

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Dec 22, 2010
13,462
Need more texture in the porridge than I’ve seen above. Mix equiproportionally (jumbo) oats, millet and amaranth, overnight if you choose, add a bit of cinnamon and vanilla extract and a pinch of nutmeg and use the milk of choice, i use oat milk but others available such as almond or rice milk. Grab your spurtle or spoon and stir clockwise. Then add toppings such as blueberries, although today I'm on the strawberries and bananas.
 

Carlos BC

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May 10, 2019
225
I use the big oats/jumbo oats or whatever they are called.

Add water, microwave for 2 minutes. Add honey. That does the trick.
 


Stat Brother

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Jul 11, 2003
69,503
West west west Sussex
OMG - I thought this was going to be a thread about all the hubbub surrounding the controversy of this year's Golden Spurtle.

I was all set for the thread the other day, but knew it would trigger my fanclub and I just couldn't be bothered with the pointless miserable old tosspots.


But as the thread is here it seems rude not to bring this to the masses, even though this is an Albion forum exclusively for the discussion of all things Brighton and Hove Albion.


World Porridge Making Championship: Savoury Italian dish with white wine and mushrooms wins annual prize

https://news.sky.com/story/world-po...wine-and-mushrooms-wins-annual-prize-12430286


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2021 Golden Spurtle winner Miriam Groot.
World Porridge Making Championship
 

nwgull

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Jul 25, 2003
12,313
Manchester
Jumbo oats are definitely tastiest. I go 75/25 milk/water and slowly cook (occasionally stirring) on the hob for about 8-10 mins. Heating too fast affects the taste of the milk and makes it sickly sweet. Maple syrup and blueberries are my topping of choice.

I’ve been eating porridge most mornings since way before it came cool and it was just a thing for the sweaties.
 

Skaville

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Jun 10, 2004
9,847
Queens Park
1 part oats
1 part milk
1.5 parts water
Salt

Stir the entire time while cooking. Leave to stand for 10 minutes then reheat for added thickness. Popular toppings are:

Black and red fruits
Apple and cinnamon
Brown sugar
Maple syrup and banana
 
Jan 3, 2012
14,973
Jumbo oats here - water - microwave.
Low calorie sweetener, banana, supermarket (Aldi) frozen fruit and Greek yogurt.

We sometimes do overnight oats instead.

Much though I like all the constituents of a “full English”, I just couldn’t face it first thing in the morning.
 

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