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Old 26-04-2006, 8:49 PM
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Hi all

just read about how nice porridge tastes in the slow cooker on a breakfast cereal thread, but have no idea how much porridge to put in and how long for. Can anyone help in time for me to prepare for brekkie tomorrow?

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Old 26-04-2006, 10:05 PM
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I've got a feeling that if you boil water, milk or a combination and then just leave it in a thermos flask (if you have one) it should cook itself and keep itself warm without any further power required.

Hope that works - haven't tried it myself!

EDIT - sorry just re-read your thread and realised you were asking a slightly different question. I use one expresso cup worth of porridge, 1 of milk and 1 of water when I cook it (for one person).
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Old 26-04-2006, 11:18 PM
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so i can put it on low overnight and wake up to a big bowl of porridge?!?! genius! i love it but rarely have time to cook it on weekdays. thank you (for the question and the answer!)
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Old 27-04-2006, 8:59 AM
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Along the same lines - I do porridge overnight in the simmering oven of the Aga.
1 cup of oats to 1 of skimmed milk and 1 cup of water. Put it in about 11pm and wake up to a lovely breakfast. I presume a slow cooker will do the same.
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Breakfast this morning was fantastic - DD2 was really pleased and asked for more! Sadly, DD1 turned her nose up, as usual, and stuck to her toast, but 1 out of 2 isn't bad I guess. Will definitely be having porridge again tomorrow.

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Old 27-04-2006, 12:51 PM
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As a general rule of thumb use 250ml of oats to 750ml of water and 5ml of salt for 3-4 people. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
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hi,

can anyone tell me how to make porridge in the slow cooker please, have seen it on here but i cannot find it now.
many thanks.
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hi,

can anyone tell me how to make porridge in the slow cooker please, have seen it on here but i cannot find it now.
many thanks.
Please dont think I am being funny but it only takes 3 mins in the microwave and uses a lot less electricity.
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Please dont think I am being funny but it only takes 3 mins in the microwave and uses a lot less electricity.
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Hi taylorsmum - I don't do porridge, but I expect the others are right (this lot usually are ) I just noticed your post count though, and wanted to say 'Welcome'
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hi thanks for your replys,

just thought it would be easier to put it on the night before, ready in the morning no hassle
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hi thanks for your replys,

just thought it would be easier to put it on the night before, ready in the morning no hassle
I have tried porridge in the slowcooker and it was horrible! I used the same amounts as I do in a saucepan so maybe that is where I went wrong. I like the idea of coming down in the morning to it all ready too.
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One cup oats, two cups milk, one cup water. Low setting. Job done.
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One cup oats, two cups milk, one cup water. Low setting. Job done.

Thank you. How long do you leave it? I know it's "overnight" but some peoples nights are longer than others.
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I have tried making porridge overnight in the slow cooker and I have to say it was horrible - it went all brown and had a funny sort of taste. The same thing happened when I tried to make a rice pudding in there. Any ideas why?
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I have tried making porridge overnight in the slow cooker and I have to say it was horrible - it went all brown and had a funny sort of taste. The same thing happened when I tried to make a rice pudding in there. Any ideas why?
me too - it was very gloopy and tasted like glue. I was hugely dissapointed as I thought this would be a real time saver on rushed school mornings!
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thanks molerat, will try for tommorow morning, fingers crossed
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Why not soak the porridge the night before and then heat through in the morning. Takes next to no time! The microwave idea is a good idea too if you have one that is!
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It is important to stir porridge as it gets cooked, to avoid the lumps, so the slow cooker is not the best option for rolled oats.

If you use whole oats, though, they cook very well overnight in the slow cooker (3 cups of liquid to 1 cup of oats).

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I love it in the slow cooker. Really creamy.
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