What's on your porridge?

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What's on your porridge?

  • Sugar

    Votes: 81 35.8%
  • Salt

    Votes: 48 21.2%
  • Honey

    Votes: 87 38.5%
  • Milk

    Votes: 52 23.0%
  • Jam

    Votes: 18 8.0%
  • Nothing

    Votes: 15 6.6%
  • Don't like porridge

    Votes: 13 5.8%

  • Total voters
    226
Jul 31, 2007
2
0
Glasgowshire
Salt for me - my method of cooking is very similar to Fred's except I generally add a little milk while it's cooking - unless I'm in the field in which case I will happily cook it just with water and salt, as in the brose mentioned earler.

I do have a confession though - in my youth when I used to go hiking with the cadets, we'd cook up the army ration pack rolled oats (basically porridge oats) and hot chocolate sachets on our hexy stoves. Basically came out like chocolate ready brek! I don't remember us glowing in the dark afterwards though!

Yes, we were all Scotsmen and are not proud of this transgression into non salted porridge now. It was also a bugger to clean off your mess tins afterwards!
 
Jul 31, 2007
2
0
Glasgowshire
Salt for me - my method of cooking is very similar to Fred's except I generally add a little milk while it's cooking - unless I'm in the field in which case I will happily cook it just with water and salt, as in the brose mentioned earler.

I do have a confession though - in my youth when I used to go hiking with the cadets, we'd cook up the army ration pack rolled oats (basically porridge oats) and hot chocolate sachets on our hexy stoves. Basically came out like chocolate ready brek! I don't remember us glowing in the dark afterwards though!

Yes, we were all Scotsmen and are not proud of this transgression into non salted porridge now. It was also a bugger to clean off your mess tins afterwards!
Oh yeah - just noticed that was my first post! Been lurking on here for a long while. :D
 

Barn Owl

Old Age Punk
Apr 10, 2007
8,243
5
54
Ayrshire
Salt for me - my method of cooking is very similar to Fred's except I generally add a little milk while it's cooking - unless I'm in the field in which case I will happily cook it just with water and salt, as in the brose mentioned earler.

I do have a confession though - in my youth when I used to go hiking with the cadets, we'd cook up the army ration pack rolled oats (basically porridge oats) and hot chocolate sachets on our hexy stoves. Basically came out like chocolate ready brek! I don't remember us glowing in the dark afterwards though!

Yes, we were all Scotsmen and are not proud of this transgression into non salted porridge now. It was also a bugger to clean off your mess tins afterwards!
Aye,
Mind i'd add chocolate to anything.
Was doing chocolate with chippie chips etc...years afore the deep fried mars bar carry on.
I recall a bit of a Galaxy bar with a piece of a deep fried hamburger being just hmmm....
For some reason deep fried mars bar didn't do it for me....maybe too much vinegar:11doh:
 

robin wood

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Oct 29, 2007
3,054
1
derbyshire
www.robin-wood.co.uk
sugar and salt for me rather no sugar than no salt. But it must be eaten out of a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon of course.
has anyone talked about the oats? I find it frustrating that they dont vac pack oats like coffee, they loose their oaty flavour so quickly after milling, just ocasionaly I get fresh ones and the flavour is great, like those vac pac oatcakes.
 

rik_uk3

Banned
Jun 10, 2006
13,320
20
66
south wales
Sweetened condensed milk :) That said, I like this wonderful, gooey mess in tea and coffee, even better now Nestle's relaunched it in tubes (Tesco, 69p)
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,886
1,385
63
Pembrokeshire
Ahhhhhhh! Tube milk!
Have you tried it in a sandwich yet?
Bliss!
Have you had atube rupture in your pack yet?
Not bliss.......
On Por?
Nah - too sweet...and I LIKE sweet!
John (gummy)Fenna
Fully paid up on Denplan.....
 

Tengu

Full Member
Jan 10, 2006
10,999
522
47
Wiltshire
You know, I have never tried this condensed milk thingy...I love evap though, and could drink a whole tin in one draught....

<pauses while you are all gagging>

dried fruit for me please, I dont like salt. (have trained myself not to eat it)
 

spamel

Banned
Feb 15, 2005
6,833
21
44
Silkstone, Blighty!
My dad does porridge with salt and water. He's a bit mad though! I like mine done with milk and a buit of sugar, I don't like it mega sweet, just enough so that you can taste the sweetness. Oatsosimple are handy on a trip if you have to save fuel, but to be fair I prefer proper oats. They can also be munched on raw, though they don't taste great!
 

Sniper

Native
Aug 3, 2008
1,431
0
Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Sugar in porridge is like salt in tea yyyUUUUUUkkkk

1 cup porridge oats
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 tbls of cream
1 1/2 tea spoon salt
bring to the boil for 5 mins stirring constantly
pour into casserole dish and let it sit for 2 mins
pour over ice cold milk

Puts hairs on yer eyelids, nothing finer on a cold winter's morning.