A nice cup of tea

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Postby Spitfire666 » 13 Apr 2015, 19:57

Fairblue wrote:
HostileCacti wrote:Hmmm and some had it on sandwiches - so how could Biggles eat it with Quaker Oats?? :thinking2:

Well, as it's thick he probably dolloped it on and mixed it all up.

I think you are right, Fairblue. I tried to imagine thinning it with water (if there was any) but I don't think it would work. Probably just dolloped it on!
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Re: A nice cup of tea

Postby kylie_koyote » 13 Apr 2015, 20:08

Your next get-together should include trying it!
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Re: A nice cup of tea

Postby Kismet » 13 Apr 2015, 21:37

Quaker Oats have to be cooked. One tin of condensed milk. One or two tins full of water. one tinful of oats. Bring to boil and simmer until soft. I'd guess at something like that.
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Re: A nice cup of tea

Postby Tracer » 14 Apr 2015, 09:17

An alternative for outdoor adventures (or lazy people):

Put porridge oats in a container that can stand boiling water.

Add boiling water.

Cover container and go off and do something else for a short while.

Come back to cooked porridge - add whatever you like - condensed/evaporated milk, sugar, honey, yoghurt - or the Scottish way - just add salt. It's rather nice with tiny pieces of crispy bacon, too, if you prefer no milk and the savoury option.

Another Scottish custom (Father was in a Highland regiment) is to let it go cold, slice and take on manoevres with you. That's what the shepherds did in the old days too.
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Re: A nice cup of tea

Postby Kismet » 14 Apr 2015, 09:22

Tracer wrote:An alternative for outdoor adventures (or lazy people):

Put porridge oats in a container that can stand boiling water.

Add boiling water.

Cover container and go off and do something else for a short while.

Come back to cooked porridge - add whatever you like - condensed/evaporated milk, sugar, honey, yoghurt - or the Scottish way - just add salt. It's rather nice with tiny pieces of crispy bacon, too, if you prefer no milk and the savoury option.

Another Scottish custom (Father was in a Highland regiment) is to let it go cold, slice and take on manoevres with you. That's what the shepherds did in the old days too.


Your way requires less cooking, Tracer. I'm going with that.
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Re: A nice cup of tea

Postby Fairblue » 14 Apr 2015, 10:30

Yes, cold sliced porridge was also for kids to take to school.
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Re: A nice cup of tea

Postby kylie_koyote » 14 Apr 2015, 11:25

I put brown sugar and dried cranberries in mine. It's almost like eating an oatmeal cookie for breakfast.
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Re: A nice cup of tea

Postby HostileCacti » 14 Apr 2015, 11:44

Fairblue wrote:Yes, cold sliced porridge was also for kids to take to school.


OMG :toomuchcoffee: (I know it's not really the right smiley, but those eyes are so expressive)

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Re: A nice cup of tea

Postby HostileCacti » 14 Apr 2015, 11:46

Kismet wrote:Quaker Oats have to be cooked. One tin of condensed milk. One or two tins full of water. one tinful of oats. Bring to boil and simmer until soft. I'd guess at something like that.


Oh I see, that makes much more sense! :thanks:
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