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What's on your porridge?

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by fred gordon, Dec 1, 2007.

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What's on your porridge?

  1. Sugar

    81 vote(s)
    35.8%
  2. Salt

    48 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. Honey

    87 vote(s)
    38.5%
  4. Milk

    52 vote(s)
    23.0%
  5. Jam

    18 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. Nothing

    15 vote(s)
    6.6%
  7. Don't like porridge

    13 vote(s)
    5.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. JonnyP

    JonnyP Full Member

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    Yuuuuuuuuk, I didn't like that, it tasted all soapy.. Too be fair, I might not of got it right though...I did the soak in water then boiled it up with the salt. I used your quantities Fred but used a small cup. After boiling and then simmering for a few mins it was still runny, so I simmered for longer but it was still way to runny to add any more liquid (milk) so I tried it like that.
    Do you have your porridge all runny..?
     
  2. Pablo

    Pablo Settler

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    Here's my way of doing porridge:

    Tear open pack
    Stir into billy of hot water
    Simmer until right consistency
    Eat
    :)

    Ok so I'm not adventurous. I will be trying out some of those fabulous sounding recipes though.

    Pablo
     
  3. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    On mine - wallpaper on one side and plaster on the other as a rule ;)

    Red
     
  4. stonyman

    stonyman Need to contact Admin...

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    Sometimes my porridge toppings vary, it's either golden syrup or brown sugar or condensed milk.
     
  5. TallMikeM

    TallMikeM Need to contact Admin...

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    do they not deep fat fry it north of the border?:lmao:

    Have to say tho, would like to try it salted (currently have it with honey), how much salt would you put on a bowful?
     
  6. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Thinking of syrups - when I take teams on exped (especially in South Africa) I try to get the team to eat porridge for bfast as it it such a good start to the day. Having a variety of syrups along allows for variety, individual preference and alot of sticky mess in bergans.
    Oh how we laughed.....
    As to how much salt to add - try it and taste it, add a little more, try it and taste it etc. I give it about as much as my fish and chips.....
    Deep fried por? - must have been done they do everything else - inc Pizza!
     
  7. Eric_Methven

    Eric_Methven Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    If you make it with a wee bit salt mixed in, then you just have to season to taste as with any other savoury foods.

    I like mine with cold milk added and salt. I also like to make it thick so I can pour the excess into a tray and let it set. Then I cut it into squares and shallow fry it along with some smoked bacon, black pudding, mushrooms and a couple of fried eggs. A bit of brown sauce and it's lovely.

    Eric
     
  8. Gailainne

    Gailainne Full Member

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    Definitely salt,

    I remember when I was young, and milk was delivered in bottles to the front door, that my mum used to add the top of the milk from each bottle to our porridge.

    On an aside both my grandparents had a porridge drawer, (both Fife familes were coal miners).

    This was lined with newspaper and a layer of porridge was poured in, it was sliced up and added as part of the miners meal each day.

    Stephen
     
  9. Bisamratte

    Bisamratte Nomad

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    Dried fruits and nuts with a bit of honey for me, coconut powder also makes an interesting addition for a more exotic breakfast:)
     
  10. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Settler

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    Skimmed milk and Honey.
     
  11. fred gordon

    fred gordon Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Sorry to hear that Jon. It sounds as if you had either too much water or too little oats. Should just need a couple of mins of a simmer. Go on try it again!:D
     
  12. fred gordon

    fred gordon Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Philistine! :lmao: No soul for the finer tastes in life then?:D
     
  13. Scots_Charles_River

    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Blueberries !

    Nick
     
  14. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Ah, I'm not the only one :D

    Golden Syrup and cold milk.
     
  15. Arth

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    Milk and honey on my porridge and sometimes raisans.
     
  16. Chopper

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    Maple syrup not listed, so I selected honey.
     
  17. gregorach

    gregorach Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Well, it's definitely got to have salt in it - it just doesn't taste right if it's not cooked with salt. However, I often add sugar or honey if the mood takes me. But just salt is fine.

    One thing I've never understood - all these "instant" porridge products, like "Oats So Simple" and the like... I mean, just how much more simple and instant can it to be?:dunno:
     
  18. Chopper

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    Sorry, but: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:
     
  19. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Old Age Punk

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    Got to be salt.
    Grandparents used to have it in the drawer too.
     
  20. wanderinstar

    wanderinstar On a new journey

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    Well I have always put about 1/2 teaspoon of salt when cooking then added either sugar or honey and in the good old days before pasteurization, the top of the milk as well.
    Brilliant.
     

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