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  1. #1
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Oatmeal and other porridge

    This morning I had porridge made from rye flakes as part of my breakfast.
    For those unfamiliar with rye flakes, they are rolled rye kernals, similar
    to rolled oats. I sometimes eat oat porridge; but more often eat rye flake
    or rolled barley porridge; I haven't had the wheat porridges (Cream of
    Wheat, Farina, Maypo) in years

    Waiting for my porridge to cook, I wondered what other grains folks use to
    make porridge and what inclusions/flavorings they prefer. Usually I sweeten
    porridge with Splenda and add butter/margarine, chopped walnuts and fruit
    (blueberries today).

    What grains do you make porridge from and how to do enhance it?
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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 11/05/2012 2:47 PM, l, not -l wrote:
    > This morning I had porridge made from rye flakes as part of my breakfast.
    > For those unfamiliar with rye flakes, they are rolled rye kernals, similar
    > to rolled oats. I sometimes eat oat porridge; but more often eat rye flake
    > or rolled barley porridge; I haven't had the wheat porridges (Cream of
    > Wheat, Farina, Maypo) in years
    >
    > Waiting for my porridge to cook, I wondered what other grains folks use to
    > make porridge and what inclusions/flavorings they prefer. Usually I sweeten
    > porridge with Splenda and add butter/margarine, chopped walnuts and fruit
    > (blueberries today).
    >
    > What grains do you make porridge from and how to do enhance it?


    I have porridge almost every morning, usually Cream of Wheat, sometimes
    oatmeal, and sometimes a multi grain mix like Red River. I don't think
    they need much enhancing because I add a little very dark brown sugar.

  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Fri, 11 May 2012 18:47:57 GMT, "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >This morning I had porridge made from rye flakes as part of my breakfast.
    >For those unfamiliar with rye flakes, they are rolled rye kernals, similar
    >to rolled oats. I sometimes eat oat porridge; but more often eat rye flake
    >or rolled barley porridge; I haven't had the wheat porridges (Cream of
    >Wheat, Farina, Maypo) in years
    >
    >Waiting for my porridge to cook, I wondered what other grains folks use to
    >make porridge and what inclusions/flavorings they prefer. Usually I sweeten
    >porridge with Splenda and add butter/margarine, chopped walnuts and fruit
    >(blueberries today).
    >
    >What grains do you make porridge from and how to do enhance it?


    I like steel cut oats. I discovered the best/easiest cooking method
    is a crockpot/slowcooker (the only satisfactory use I found for the
    gadget). I prefer to sweeten with brown sugar or honey, I don't see
    the point to those chemical sweeteners... sugar is only 18 calories
    per tsp, in the scheme of things it's zero compared to butter.

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    Tara Guest

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    On Fri, 11 May 2012 18:47:57 GMT, "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >What grains do you make porridge from and how to do enhance it?


    Grits are my favorite hot cereal. I love grits with lots of butter,
    salt, pepper, and maybe a little Tasbasco sauce. Cheese grits are
    nice, too.

    Tara

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 11/05/2012 4:31 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:


    > I like steel cut oats. I discovered the best/easiest cooking method
    > is a crockpot/slowcooker (the only satisfactory use I found for the
    > gadget). I prefer to sweeten with brown sugar or honey, I don't see
    > the point to those chemical sweeteners... sugar is only 18 calories
    > per tsp, in the scheme of things it's zero compared to butter.



    I guess I appreciate the flavour of porridge more than some people,
    since a lot of them think it is totally bland. I don't think that it
    needs to be really sweet, but the extra flavour of a really dark sugar
    goes a long way. I only use a small amount of it on my porridge.

    When I was a kid we often has corn syrup on our Cream of Wheat.

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

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    On Fri, 11 May 2012 18:47:57 GMT, "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >This morning I had porridge made from rye flakes as part of my breakfast.
    >For those unfamiliar with rye flakes, they are rolled rye kernals, similar
    >to rolled oats. I sometimes eat oat porridge; but more often eat rye flake
    >or rolled barley porridge; I haven't had the wheat porridges (Cream of
    >Wheat, Farina, Maypo) in years
    >
    >Waiting for my porridge to cook, I wondered what other grains folks use to
    >make porridge and what inclusions/flavorings they prefer. Usually I sweeten
    >porridge with Splenda and add butter/margarine, chopped walnuts and fruit
    >(blueberries today).
    >
    >What grains do you make porridge from and how to do enhance it?


    I have Irish oatmeal 3-4 times a week. Garnish with slivered
    almonds, a fruit [strawberries, blueberries, raisin, craisins, or
    rhubarb lately] and some mornings a 1/2 tsp or so of butter. If
    I've got a can of coconut milk open I'll splash some on it. Every
    couple of months I'll live it up and use light cream instead.

    Cream of Wheat, grits, leftover brown rice, Farina, and maypo on
    occasion.

    You mention rye flakes. I've got a bag of black rye that I picked up
    by accident. I've been tempted to make porridge out of it. You
    might have given me the nudge I needed.

    Jim

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

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    On Fri, 11 May 2012 18:28:18 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >I guess I appreciate the flavour of porridge more than some people,
    >since a lot of them think it is totally bland. I don't think that it
    >needs to be really sweet, but the extra flavour of a really dark sugar
    >goes a long way. I only use a small amount of it on my porridge.
    >
    >When I was a kid we often has corn syrup on our Cream of Wheat.


    I mostly sweeten with fruit--- but every so often I'll splash some
    molasses or maple syrup on it.

    When we were kids I'd take a perfectly good bowl of oatmeal and cover
    it with a couple tbls of sugar; gob a couple tablespoons of butter on
    that; then drown it in a cup of milk.

    Jim

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    I'm back on the laptop Guest

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    "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > This morning I had porridge made from rye flakes as part of my
    > breakfast. For those unfamiliar with rye flakes, they are rolled rye
    > kernals, similar to rolled oats. I sometimes eat oat porridge; but
    > more often eat rye flake or rolled barley porridge; I haven't had the
    > wheat porridges (Cream of Wheat, Farina, Maypo) in years
    >
    > Waiting for my porridge to cook, I wondered what other grains folks
    > use to make porridge and what inclusions/flavorings they prefer.
    > Usually I sweeten porridge with Splenda and add butter/margarine,
    > chopped walnuts and fruit (blueberries today).
    >
    > What grains do you make porridge from and how to do enhance it?



    I just had a bowl of this..............


    http://www.carmanskitchen.com.au/index.php

    Fruit and Seeds instant oats.

    Visit her kitchen and read her story and listen to her speak.... the chick
    in the flick (Carolyn) is the owner/founder..... and a honey to boot :-)



    --
    Peter
    Tasmania
    Australia

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    l, not -l Guest

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    On 11-May-2012, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > When I was a kid we often has corn syrup on our Cream of Wheat.


    As a kid we used sorghum to sweeten Cream of Wheat and other porridge
    varieties. Of course, we lived in a rural area that grew huge quantities of
    sorghum for animal feed and the syrup/molasses was a tastey, inexpensive
    by-product of feeding the livestock.
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    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    l, not -l wrote:
    >
    > This morning I had porridge made from rye flakes as part of my breakfast.
    > For those unfamiliar with rye flakes, they are rolled rye kernals, similar
    > to rolled oats. I sometimes eat oat porridge; but more often eat rye flake
    > or rolled barley porridge; I haven't had the wheat porridges (Cream of
    > Wheat, Farina, Maypo) in years
    >
    > Waiting for my porridge to cook, I wondered what other grains folks use to
    > make porridge and what inclusions/flavorings they prefer. Usually I sweeten
    > porridge with Splenda and add butter/margarine, chopped walnuts and fruit
    > (blueberries today).
    >
    > What grains do you make porridge from and how to do enhance it?


    I found rolled barley in the bulk bins and have it every so often.
    Occasionally Irish or Scottish steel cut oats, regular Quacker oats,
    quick oats from the envelope.

    It's been years since I tried hominy grits. Not a fan. So long ago
    since I've had buckwheat groats I don't remember the flavor so in excess
    of 30 years. I don't know what grain Maypo is made from.

    The cafeteria at work offers dried cranberries in their oatmeal. At
    home sometimes I add some random syrup maple, karo, golden, sorghum,
    honey. Other times butter.

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    l, not -l Guest

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    On 14-May-2012, Doug Freyburger <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's been years since I tried hominy grits. Not a fan. So long ago
    > since I've had buckwheat groats I don't remember the flavor so in excess
    > of 30 years. I don't know what grain Maypo is made from.


    I hate hominy in any of its forms; but, have found corn grits to be very
    good. Apparently there is something that happens to corn when processed
    into hominy that creates a taste I cannot abide. I enjoy Bob's Red Mill
    Corn Grits regularly in many ways (grits, corn bread, polenta, etc).
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