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

locum76

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Oct 9, 2005
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porridge:

mix half cup rolled oats with one cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

boil until goopy.

pour into a bowl and top with cream (fresh and unpasteurised if possible) and honey.

eat with a spoon, preferably carved by yourself.

Anything else done any other way is just oaty weirdness. Never use milk when cooking porridge because it burns and sticks to the bottom of the pan.

Thats that.

Rob
 

inthewids

Nomad
Aug 12, 2008
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Morayshire
I have it with honey and some milk. My mum used to try and feed us porridge with salt on. It made me sick once. I hated it for years until i tried it with honey. YUUM!!
 

norm

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Feb 18, 2005
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Leicestershire
Salt? You're all crazy...
Golden Syrup - that's the way forward - sugar rush first thing in the morning..! Although, when camping, porridge inna bag with milk powder and sugar added (just add hot water)... Then topped with jam... (why can't you get jam in squeezy bottles in this country?)
 

twr198

Tenderfoot
Jan 20, 2007
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England
Smarties. The best good energy for quick release combined with the slow realease energy of the porridge. The best bit is when your stir them into the hot porridge they partially melt and release all the colouring so you end up with technicolour gloop with colour swirls in it :):lmao:
 
Apr 4, 2009
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N. Yorkshire
I like the porridge recipe from the Miller Howe cook book. Milk and oats mixed and kept in a warm place overnight. Heated up in a double boiler and served with brown sugar and a nob of butter. A splash of whisky is optional but if you do try it, I wouldn't recommend Laphroaig
 

Neumo

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Jul 16, 2009
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West Sussex
I dont like porridge, after having too much bad stuff at school that looked like concrete; it set like it too...
 

Magentus

Settler
Oct 1, 2008
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West Midlands
porridge inna bag
And I'm cutting my own throat! That made me laugh anyway.

Smarties, that's an idea. How about Chocolate buttons, peanut m&m's or even just a mars bar placed at the bottom of the bowl?

I like banana and honey - my wife likes almonds and honey, but my dad used to get up before me and my sister every morning and make my sister 2 bowls of porridge; one with sugar and one with hot chocolate powder mixed in! And she's still thin as a rake 30 years later!

I love these threads.

Magentus
 

Gill

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Jun 29, 2004
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porridge made with a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar,drizzled with honey and a chopped banana for the ultimate breakfast. no milk for me and sometimes a spoonfull of flax powder.:D
 

Gill

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Jun 29, 2004
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while were on the subject of porridge, i was looking at the thread the other night about the norwegian explorer and quite fancied trying rice porridge he was eating.any body know how to make this or is it a favourite with you already.
 

fred gordon

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Mar 8, 2006
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while were on the subject of porridge, i was looking at the thread the other night about the norwegian explorer and quite fancied trying rice porridge he was eating.any body know how to make this or is it a favourite with you already.
Would be interested in hearing about this. I have seen ground rice for sale. Does this porridge use that I wonder?:D
 

Matt.S

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Mar 26, 2008
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while were on the subject of porridge, i was looking at the thread the other night about the norwegian explorer and quite fancied trying rice porridge he was eating.any body know how to make this or is it a favourite with you already.
Rice pudding to you and me. (My google-fu is strong :-D)
 

forestwalker

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Would be interested in hearing about this. I have seen ground rice for sale. Does this porridge use that I wonder?:D
No, that is used in other forms of cooking. Take short grained rice (here in Sweden the "secret" hint is that you can make sushi with porridge rice, for 20% of the price, so look for a sticky short grained rice), place in a saucepan with water. Once the water has been absorbed add milk. Cover and let simmer for 40 minutes or so, stiring as needed and checking that it has not boiled dry. Quantities; 150 ml rice, 300 ml water, 7-800 ml milk. Most people add about 5-10 cm of whole cinnamon with the milk. Serve hot with milk, cinnamon and sugar (which I skip, prefering spicy tastes to sweet).
 

Toddy

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Jan 21, 2005
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S. Lanarkshire
Scots have a dish called skirlie.
It's basically like corn grits but made using pinhead meal.
Usually onions are fried in either bacon or meat fat and then the oatmeal is stirred in and cooked slowly until it goes beyond sticky and into small savoury crumble.
It can be done with butter but that always seems oily for some reason, though I find vitalite margarine is remarkably good.

cheers,
Toddy
 

locum76

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Oct 9, 2005
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Kirkliston
Scots have a dish called skirlie.
It's basically like corn grits but made using pinhead meal.
Usually onions are fried in either bacon or meat fat and then the oatmeal is stirred in and cooked slowly until it goes beyond sticky and into small savoury crumble.
It can be done with butter but that always seems oily for some reason, though I find vitalite margarine is remarkably good.

cheers,
Toddy
yup, skirlie is brilliant. We always have it instead of stuffing at christmas.