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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%
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  1. BarryG

    BarryG Nomad

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    I cant eat it, on a daily basis.

    But when i do - in order of preference
    1) golden syrup
    2) sugar
    3) Honey

    Ive tried the salt option, but cant get on with it. My nan eats it made with water and salt - now thats proper hard core!
     
  2. Graham_S

    Graham_S Squirrely!

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    I make mine with water, and add a little salt.
     
  3. effzedess

    effzedess Full Member

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    It is my understanding that porridge is one of those super foods that can actually lower your cholesterol. As I already have a low cholesterol level and in an effort to make it a balanced breakfast I continue to have porridge as it was made for me as a child. Cook with milk, sprinkle with demerara sugar and dollop on a knob of butter so it all melts into sweet golden rivers!!
     
  4. Archanejil

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    Milk + two teaspoons of sugar + two teaspoons of honey (I have a sweet-tooth) + a spoon of coffee. Add porridge, serve hot.

    Sounds not that nice, but it's really, really good. I decided whilst camping that I still wanted coffee intake without so much of a liquid intake as the call of nature was interfering with vegetation surveys I was doing. It worked and the resulting porridge is lovely.
     
  5. Hicup

    Hicup Need to contact Admin...

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    Honey raspberries or blueberries . . yummy
     
  6. nephilim

    nephilim Settler

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    Depending on my mood....but all of them are viable options.
     
  7. andybysea

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    Semi skimmed,oats, raisins.
     
  8. Hunkyfunkster

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    Got to be salt for me. But the wife and kids prefer milk and sugar.
    In the summer I do cold refrigerator porridge, in a mason jar with milk and my favourite coconut yoghurt from Aldi, maybe with some raisins our chocolate chips. Longer it stays in the fridge, better it gets. It's not "real"porridge, but it's quick, filling, and bloody tasty



    Alex
     
  9. Insel Affen

    Insel Affen Settler

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    Not a great fan, but sometimes the wife makes a job lot in the morning so then I generally put Golden Syrup on it.
     
  10. Hoodoo

    Hoodoo Full Member

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    I have porridge every morning for breakfast. I add brown sugar, milk, and a large scoop of natural peanut butter. I've been eating it with peanut butter since the 70s and find it pretty bland now without pb. Perfect high energy breakfast for backpacking as well.
     
  11. Clouston98

    Clouston98 Woodsman & Beekeeper

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    Honey! But keeping bees it would be a travesty to use anything else. It's got be comb and all, just as it was when it came from the hive. Though I admit I do tend to prefer toast in the morning- with, you guessed it, honey!
     
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    Wouldn't have thought of peanut butter but the sugar content will sweeten the porridge. I have it with honey or other natural sweetener, agave nectar or date nectar.
     
  13. trubliphone

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    So, if I'm eating it at home then probably honey and/or raisins and/or cinnamon.

    However, if it's breakfast at camp then - and I know this sounds weird - I add a small amount of Chia Buckwheat & Hemp cereal. In the US, this is sold under the brand name "Q'ia" [http://us.naturespath.com/product/qiatm-superfood-chia-buckwheat-hemp-cereal-original-flavor]. It has a slightly nutty taste. But more importantly, it just keeps me going for hours and hours on a long hike.

    Yummy weirdo hippie food.
     
  14. LoneWalker

    LoneWalker Tenderfoot

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    Cracking thread. Honey and cinnamon standard for me. Sometimes hazelnuts picked after my morning dog walk when they're around.
     
  15. bigbear

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    Honey and milk, or brown sugar and milk.
    A great start to any day.
     
  16. TarHeelBrit

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    Sugar for me. My dad did like his with salt, something he picked up during the war as he saved his sugar ration for his tea. I've tried it and salt on porridge isn't my thing.
     
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    a banana smile and honey eyes , its nice to have a smile in the morning :)
     
  18. Bluebs4

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    salt was the correct way in the day
     
  19. woodstock

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

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    Now when I moved to Cov I made porridge the Scots way water and salt then I seen a Asian making a oat meal breakfast
    first fry the oats in Ghee then add cane sugar and then the milk simmer till you get a gloopy mass and its ready.
     
  20. TarHeelBrit

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    You know.... I think you're right. Now I think about it I remember my aunts, uncles and old family friends having salt on their porridge.
     

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