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  1. Mezza

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    Please help me, I am bursting to try my porridge but no matter what I do it comes out lumpy and horrible. How does everyone else make it.:):):)
     
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  3. louisaL

    louisaL looking to make a change!

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    hi i have it 3x a day lol i just have it so its a considency i like i dont measure or anything. i think theres meant to be some lumps tho which is good as you are chewing. so i just pour the kettle water in and the cook in the microwave for 30secs
     
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    Lol, I thought it was supposed to be like ready brek, thats where I was going wrong.
     
  5. Laura Croft

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    I love the lumps! Seriously I tip a porridge mix into a bowl, then add 140ml hot water from the tap (not boiling) then zap it in my high powered microwave for 1 min 10 seconds. Whammo :) I do spend a bit of time smoothing out the lumps but I like having some lumps. Makes it taste more real.
     
  6. Mezza

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    Last ditch attempt tomorrow, if it doesnt work I am officially giving up the porridge.
     
  7. Laura Croft

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    Try adding a bit at a time to make a smooth paste then gradually adding more if you don't like the lumps.
     
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    porridge is naturally lumpy because of the oats so it isn't meant to be smooth

    i'm on my first day and had porridge this morning - it has a consistency like porridge but it was so sweet - i'm going to stick with it though - it's nice to feel like i'm eating something if you know what i mean
     
  9. louisaL

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    its lovely isnt it tattyboo this is whats helping me stick to it as i dont like anything else! lol and isnt funny how we all make it differently lol
     
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    it was ok - wouldn't say i loved it but what attracted me to the CD was the range of products available, i think it's really great

    have you tried the apple and cinnamon porridge? i'm going to try it tomorrow - variety is the spice of life after all :)

    tee hee
     
  11. MissPinky

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    It's definately supposed to be lumpy - I found it can be a bit thin as well as lumpy... ew!.. so I add the measured hot water in slowly whilst stirring to a paste with a fork - keeps the lumps to an oaty norm.

    I also find leaving it for a couple of minutes when it's come out of the microwave for its 1 minute enables the porridge to thicken up a little - and you don't burn your tongue on it!
     
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    i have them and NOTHING else if it wasnt for the porridge i seriously couldnt do it lol
     
  13. Mezza

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    They obviously are fine cos your weight loss is brill.
     
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    Hiya
    My daily porridge turns out quite nice. I cover it with hot water and put in the microwave for about two minutes. I put a cover on the bowl.
    I too would struggle without my porridge fix.
     
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    thank you mezza x
     
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    Your more than welcome LouisaL.
    I never thought I would spend a sunday night chating about lumpy porridge, thanks for all the tips.
     
  17. Claudine004

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    I'm the same. I love the Apple and Cinamon one i have one every morning and I don't think i will ever tire of it. Yummy. I look forward to it.

    It's meant to be lumpy and if you only use 140mls it should me thick if you leave it to sit for a while. I make mine with 150 and find it the right consistency for me. I love the lumps it's the only thing i chew some days!

    I find it helps to pour the water in slowly as you mix quickly with a fork. this reduces the big clumpy lumps.

    Take care!
     
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    i love the apple and cinnamon porridge!! i make it with just under 200ml of water and blend it. it comes out thick and it only has very small bits in it. i have one every morning. sometimes i put some of a choc shake in it x x
     
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    I just love the porridge!!!
    I find if I zap it with a hand blender for about 30 seconds it gets rind of most of the lumps then microwave it for 1min 10secs
    perfect!!
     
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