Porridge - how do you make it?

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  1. Lumpy

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    Hi guys,

    Tried the porridge for the first time this morning, didnt go well! Any tips???

    I used 140 mls water, but it seemed to be too runny. I didn't eat it, but what i did taste was really sweet too........

    Help!
     
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    Not sure which way to go yet ! ?
    Did you use hot water and then put it in the microwave for a minute ?
     
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    Yep, did that. How much do u stir it before microwaving?
     
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    140ml, is really runny. I like it that way as when it cools it starts to thicken up.

    Also slightly longer in the microwave & it also thickens a bit - BEWARE it has a tendancy to expand over the edge of teh bowl, so you have to keep a close eye on it.

    If you want thicker, use less water; no harm in that.

    And YES, it is VERY sweet
     
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    Thanks Sean,.

    Yes sweeeeet, and big sweetner aftertaste! Eeeeewww. Dont want to give it up yet though, prepared to give it another shot.

    Thanks
     
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    I make mine in a pan and add a vanilla pack to it, doing it like this i use around 220mls water and whisk constantly it's gorgeous and creamy.
     
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    I make mine with cold water and then microwave for 1min 40. It turns out a lot smoother that way. I probably use about 200ml but I would use less if you like it more stodgy.

    Hope that helps x
     
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    Hi I use around 140ml of warm water then stick it in the microwave for about 1.min 20sec. If you leave for another 1min it should thicken up nicely. I also found it sweet, but after a while you get used to it.
     
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    Mine has to be reallllly stodgy!

    So I use less than 100 mls to start with and use hot waterso by the time i mix it up (usually the time i walk from my kitchen to my desk) Sometimes I have two packs together, and just every now and then top the water up as I eat it if i find powdery bits. every time i microwave mine it comes out horrible. I used to add sweetner too to mine (i know!!) but now its fine plain.

    I haven't tried adding other flavours, but I know some in my old group used too, even if it was just a little banana or chocolate to give it a ready brek feel, but i love the porridge plain, so gonna keep at that now until I need a change.

    Good Luck, and dont give up, always try making something different with your shakes, i love my chocolate ones with a spoon of coffee, vanilla with a spoon of coffee is delicious hot and cold.

    Sometimes banana and choc together is good too! I sometimes struggle to get my packs down my neck, so I mix two together and have a larger drink.
     
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    I put psyllium husk powder in mine (to be more 'regular' - and it also makes the porridge much more gooey) and use 150ml's of water, or a little more. Stir every 30 seconds, and do it for about 1 minute 30. Then I mix a bit of the Fruit water flavour in to make it into a porridge with 'jam' flavouring! It's yum.
     
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    I mixed mine with hot water from the kettle and didn't microwave it.
    I think I used around 250mls of water, but then I like my porridge reeeeaaaalllly runny, basically it's a porridge-flavoured shake :p

    It doesn't taste very sweet at all to me though, even when it was thicker it didn't.
     
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    Wow guys we all like it our own way dont we :)

    Thanks everyone, I will try again tomorrow!
     
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    I add the hot water a little at a time too and sort of mush it with the back of the spoon so there are no dry bits but I do like it lumpy.
     
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    i make mine like minerva, with the psyllium husks in - it doubles the quantity!
    daisy x
     
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    The husks or the powder from the capsules?
     
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