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Porridge - fuel for rides

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Fonze, 3 Dec 2017.

  1. Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    any help how to make the perfect bowl of porridge ?
    At work it's made as it is perfect, similar consistency to rice pudding light and fluffy ..
    I make it and however I try it's just starchy gloop ..
    So where am I going wrong ?
  2. Brandane

    Brandane Guru

    Buy a box of Scott's porage oats.
    Put 50 grammes of oats into a bowl (electronic scales help here).
    Pour 300 ml cold milk (weighs 300 gms, conveniently) into bowl.
    Place bowl in microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes.
    Go and shower or whatever else you do at that time of the morning.
    Return after 10/15 minutes and eat the resultant porage. If away longer, reheat as necessary.
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  3. OP

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Never tried microwave, cheers I'll give it a go ..
  4. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    One cup of oats, one cup of milk, one of water and four minutes (800W microwave) for me. Stir halfway & the end. Done.
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  5. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    +1 for the microwave method.

    I also put a handful of berries in, either when it is cooked when fresh, or with around a minute to go for frozen berries.
    Keeps the hunger at bay for a long time.
  6. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    -1 to nuked porridge.

    Why not ask work if you like it like that?

    I prefer brose: 55g oat bran, add about 150g boiling water, leave until absorbed, add fruit or whatever, eat
  7. My slightly unorthodox method is to put oats and milk in a saucepan the night before with a handful of raisins. Bring to boil. Turn off gas. In the morning tip in a pot of yoghurt and eat it cold from the saucepan.
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  8. Red17

    Red17 Senior Member

    South London
    Always add a spoonful of jam to mine to give it some flavour
  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    You need more liquid I’d say

    I always microwave mine, half skimmed milk, half water. Bit of cold milk at end. I don’t add anything sweet. Prefer non sweet breakfast

    Tesco oats (£1 a kg), 2.5 mins, stir, another 2 mins. Done
  10. sight-pin

    sight-pin Über Member

    +1 for nuked. 1/2 cup of Scottish porridge oats, to one cup and a third of milk nuked for 2 mins, stir and nuke for a further 1 min 10 seconds (900 watt)
    Add honey or for change a dash of cinnamon.
  11. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    I might be Scottish but Porridge gives me the boak xx(
  12. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    It's what the microwave was invented for.
    3.5 tablespoons of oats
    Just the right amount of milk
    1 minute
    1 minute
    Mix in a bit of cold milk.
    Eat straight away
    Cycle to work.
  13. subaqua

    subaqua Guru

    And what would be “ just the right amount of milk “
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  14. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    In non-stick 14 cm saucepan. 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup Lidl value oats, 1 cup water. Bring to boil stirring constantly, continue stirring on medium heat until well thickened, then turn down heat to just above minimum, leave for 6 minutes. Remove from heat, leave 7 minutes. Turn out into bowl with browned base upmost and serve with 2-3 tablespoons low fat greek yoghurt - Lidl preferred.
  15. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    I've no idea how much porridge or how much milk. I just bob some oats in and then add a load of milk. Sometimes it comes out a bit "clarty" which I don't like, so I add some cold milk to thin it down a bit

    Microwave-tastic.....2 mints full power, stir, 1 min full power. Done. Add some honey and some dried fruit and that's that