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How do I make porridge?

Rising_Sun

Seeking thinner peace
C: 23st10lb G: 12st12lb
#2
Hi BigBirdy,

You don't say how you made your porridge so I can't be sure if it was the way you made it or if it's just that the texture doesn't agree with you. It can be a bit of an acquired taste.

Here's how: Start with 2 tsp of pysillium husks mixed into the dry shake powder of choice. Not all of them taste great but toffee walnut, vanilla and choc or butterscotch work fine for me. Add the mixed up husks and powder to 250ml hot water and whizz for about 20 minutes. Best done with a high speed blender. You can then adjust the quantity of husks to suit how thick you like your porridge. It's about 1 heaped dessert spoon (10g) of husks you are allowed per day. You can add a couple of sweeteners to the water if you like. I find some flavours like choc or toffee walnut need this.

Hope it helps.
 
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#3
Add the mixed up husks and powder to 250ml hot water and whizz for about 20 minutes.
20 MINUTES?? :D

I do mine differently but give this method a go - if it still doesn't do it for you, give me a shout (by going through all the different methods you may find one that gives you a porrige substitute that suits you)
 

Rising_Sun

Seeking thinner peace
C: 23st10lb G: 12st12lb
#4
20 MINUTES?? :D

I do mine differently but give this method a go - if it still doesn't do it for you, give me a shout (by going through all the different methods you may find one that gives you a porrige substitute that suits you)
Oh shucks:eek:. That should be 20 seconds. lol

Go on then RD, do tell the other ways of making this. Anything to improve my taste experience.
 
S: 17st4lb C: 16st11lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 43 Loss: 0st7lb(2.89%)
#5
I've experimented loads with PH, with varying degrees of success. I've got my stick blender method off to a T because I've been doing it for so long but the method I'd recommend to beginner is as follows.

Make up a shake with hot water and pour it into a bowl. Sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of pH on top then stir briskly with a fork or a balloon whisk.

At first it'll seem a bit lumpy but persevere and in less than a minute it'll smooth out. It should thicken out a bit (to a consistency a bit like semolina). Sprinkle with cinnamon if you like then eat - remember it'll continue to thicken as you eat it.

You can experiment a bit - adding more PH if you prefer.

As I said, I'm a dab hand at doing it with a hand held stick blender but if you have a go at that, they key things to remember is not to have the water boiling hot and not to over blend - both those will result in 'gloop'.

I do my own personal porrige by tipping the shake powder into a mixing jug containing 300ml hot water and just throw 3 teaspoons of PH on top. Then I plunge the stick blender up and down on it for about 10 seconds - done!

Remember, it's not going to be anything like Scots Porrige oats, just an approximation more akin to semolina ... but acceptable on a VLCD (plus it keeps you regular). At the end of the day though, it's not everyone's cup of tea.
 

Rising_Sun

Seeking thinner peace
C: 23st10lb G: 12st12lb
#6
I do my own personal porrige by tipping the shake powder into a mixing jug containing 300ml hot water and just throw 3 teaspoons of PH on top. Then I plunge the stick blender up and down on it for about 10 seconds - done!
Yep, this is basically how I do mine too except I blend a little longer and use anything from 2tsp - 1 dsp of husks and 350ml water. I picked up the idea of mixing the husks into the powder a couple of days ago. This actually reduces blending time becoz my lot used to clump. Maybe I was using too hot water.
 

BIG BIRDY

Silver Member
S: 13st5lb C: 13st5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 31.1 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#7
THANKS EVERYBODY!!!!!!!

No more wallpaper paste for me!
 

BIG BIRDY

Silver Member
S: 13st5lb C: 13st5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 31.1 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#10
Made some BRILLIANT porridge this morning! Used 300ml water, a vanilla food pack and 2 sweeteners. Whizzed it for 5 secs and that was that! Almost like a sloppy ready break. I am a convert!
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