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    aliasojo
    Sliced porridge?
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 10:25 AM
    Sliced porridge? 23rd Mar 11 at 10:25 AM
    Working on the assumption that what I was told is actually true , then apparently years ago people used to make porridge, leave it to go cold and slice it to eat later.

    Our family is having to change our eating habits because of health reasons and although we're fine with sorting out healthy main meals etc, I find I'm struggling for ideas for healthy snacks. My repertoire pretty much ends with fruit, veg sticks and low fat wholewheat crackers!

    Anyway, I wondered if sliced porridge would be a suitable alternative to a biscuit? I thought I could add blueberries and certain nuts to it to make it more interesting? Is this feasible? Will porridge slice if I make it thick enough?




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  • rachbc
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 10:58 AM
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 10:58 AM
    I did 'porridge pancakes' as finger food for my daughter - basically think porridge poored into a round tupperware and left to go cold and firm - she loved it - personally I found it a bit gross!
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 11:08 AM
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 11:08 AM
    Did you reduce the amount of liquid you made it with? Does it make any difference if it's made with milk or water?
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    • By AlwaysAllie 23rd Mar 11, 11:09 AM
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 11:09 AM
    You could make savoury flapjacks as an alternative - Ok the ones I make have cheese in them but I'm sure you could alter the recipe???

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  • aliasojo
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 11:13 AM
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 11:13 AM
    I think flapjacks have butter/sugar etc in them? Do they? We need to stay away from those too.
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  • rachbc
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 11:15 AM
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 11:15 AM
    I made it with milk but slightly less than normal
    • JulieGeorgiana
    • By JulieGeorgiana 23rd Mar 11, 11:20 AM
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 11:20 AM
    I have unusual diatery requirements (whcih means I am on Low GI/GL/Carbs/Calories/Saturated Fats, and high Fibre).

    My snacks include nuts, seeds, nairns wheatfree oakcakes (with hummus and Cheese), Rye Bread and Pate or Tuna, HM Popcorn (in very small quanities) with a small amount of flavour (salt or paprika).

    But on the whole having to eat this type of food makes me much less hungry and therefore I rarely snack unless it's planned into the day to increase my carbs/calories (sometimes I hit too low!)
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    • Lizling
    • By Lizling 23rd Mar 11, 12:08 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 12:08 PM
    Not sure about sliced porridge, but oat pancakes are yummy. Oats +egg+water cooked like a traditional pancake.
    Last edited by Lizling; 23-03-2011 at 12:11 PM.
    • JulieGeorgiana
    • By JulieGeorgiana 23rd Mar 11, 12:18 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 11, 12:18 PM
    Not sure about sliced porridge, but oat pancakes are yummy. Oats +egg+water cooked like a traditional pancake.
    Originally posted by Lizling
    Do you have a recipe or exact quantities? I can have oats and eggs... so would like to try this!

    What would you eat it with though??
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    • Lizling
    • By Lizling 23rd Mar 11, 12:52 PM
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    Lizling
    Do you have a recipe or exact quantities? I can have oats and eggs... so would like to try this!

    What would you eat it with though??
    Originally posted by JulieGeorgiana
    I've never made it to a recipe myself - I'm definitely more of a make it up as you go along kind of cook I just make up some porridge to a loose-ish consistancy, then beat in an egg and a pinch of baking powder. Maybe add a bit of sugar or a pinch of salt or some vanilla essence,cinnamon or whatever and fry it. I'm sure you'll be able to find more accurate recipes on the internet but my quick google only turned up more complicated versions.

    I quite like them with just butter or honey but they'd be good with a bit of banana too (hate bananas myself, but I can see that it would work).
  • Edinburghlass
    Working on the assumption that what I was told is actually true , then apparently years ago people used to make porridge, leave it to go cold and slice it to eat later.

    Our family is having to change our eating habits because of health reasons and although we're fine with sorting out healthy main meals etc, I find I'm struggling for ideas for healthy snacks. My repetoire pretty much ends with fruit, veg sticks and low fat wholewheat crackers!

    Anyway, I wondered if sliced porridge would be a suitable alternative to a biscuit? I thought I could add blueberries and certain nuts to it to make it more interesting? Is this feasable? Will porridge slice if I make it thick enough?
    Originally posted by aliasojo
    Certainly was true, my Dad talked about the porridge drawer that the porridge was poured in to then they cut a slice out of to have on the long walk to school and at lunchtime. Must have been okay to eat as he had porridge every day of his life for breakfast, cooked by himself and always put the porridge oats in the pan at night ready for the morning.

    He never convinced the rest of the family to eat it though
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    • beemuzed
    • By beemuzed 23rd Mar 11, 1:22 PM
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    I know porridge is good for you, and every so often I try it again...but I can't swallow it! I remember having it with golden syrup on as a child, but I had problems with it then ( and can remember being made to sit at the table until I did eat it). Cold and sliced?? Not for me I'm afraid! Good job we all have different tastes!
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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 23rd Mar 11, 1:24 PM
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    My OH had friends who went to uni who had a porridge drawer and cut a bit off and fried it each day - unfortunately they couldn't have been eating much else though as they ended up admitted to hospital with scurvy!!!
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    • carriebradshaw
    • By carriebradshaw 23rd Mar 11, 1:47 PM
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    how about staffordshire oatcakes, you can eat them with sweet or savoury things and they're yummy either way,

    here's a recipe http://thefoody.com/baking/staffsoatcakes.html
  • FelinePrincess
    My OH had friends who went to uni who had a porridge drawer and cut a bit off and fried it each day - unfortunately they couldn't have been eating much else though as they ended up admitted to hospital with scurvy!!!
    Originally posted by sexymouse
    How odd!

    I don't know about sliced porridge, but how about weetabix? When I was little I used to eat them dry with honey and sometimes bannana n top.. or you could mash them together with milk, spread the mix out on a sheet and allow it to dry - I know this would work as dried weetabix is quite solid! Although this suggestion isn't as mse as sliced porridge would be.
  • aliasojo
    I know porridge is good for you, and every so often I try it again...but I can't swallow it! I remember having it with golden syrup on as a child, but I had problems with it then ( and can remember being made to sit at the table until I did eat it). Cold and sliced?? Not for me I'm afraid! Good job we all have different tastes!
    Originally posted by beemuzed
    Lol, I can honestly say I'm working hard to aquire the taste. Up till now I've hated the stuff but when things hit the fan you gotta do what you gotta do. I find adding lots of berries helps.

    Thanks everyone.
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  • adelight
    Do you have a recipe or exact quantities? I can have oats and eggs... so would like to try this!

    What would you eat it with though??
    Originally posted by JulieGeorgiana
    I do this and i'd say for as much porridge as you'd use for 2 bowls (so 80g?) use 1 egg and more water so it's a runny porridge like thick pancake batter. I also leave the oats to sit in boiled water for a few hours and add a spoon flour and splash milk just to make a smoother batter.
    Can you eat banana or raisins? A few thin slices of banana or some raisins and cinnamon mixed into each pancake before dry frying is delicious and sweetens them up. Or grated apple.
    As well as frying you can drop small ones on a baking tray (or thicker in pie trays) and do them in the oven.

    Slices of cold porridge is very interesting, there's not much on google about it. But coating each side of a 1" slice in flour then frying to heat it up seems more my thing, I can't get my head around cold porridge
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  • Edinburghlass
    http://www.scottishrecipes.co.uk/porridge-recipes.htm
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    • Seakay
    • By Seakay 23rd Mar 11, 4:13 PM
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    At uni had a BF who made a pan of porridge for the week and then reheated a slice every day with a little extra milk or water. Saved making a one or two person amount every day (no microwaves then).
  • ceridwen
    Couscous cake
    Can you eat couscous?

    If so:

    - "cook" couscous in the same way as normal basically - but using fruit juice rather than water
    (that is - heat up some fruit juice - eg apple juice - in a saucepan to just starting to "bubble" and pour in the couscous. Then take the saucepan off the heat and leave it with the lid on for 4 minutes for the couscous to "cook"/soak up the juice).

    - Mix in some soft berry fruit (eg chopped strawberries).

    - Place the couscous/berry fruit mixture in something that will act as a "mould" and leave it to set.

    - Decorate with some more berry fruit if wanted

    - Can be served with cream (either dairy cream or cashew nut cream)

    NICE
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