Time-saving tip fails!

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  1. blue max

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    So, I have been making porridge recently as feel it's a healthy option. It's been a great success and I'm really liking it. This is with rolled oats, not instant. I add some stuff - sultanas and some Naturya Superfood Breakfast Boost Cacao Crunch (stupid expensive and not that great, but had to try).

    Anyway, my point. I have been making it on the hob and it takes about ten minutes all told. I like to let it rest at the end, so the perfect time to clean the pan. And that really takes some scrubbing.

    My plan was to try in the microwave. I was going to skip the pan cleaning which was wonderful and take half the time. Googled and all seemed good. Not everyone felt it was as nice, but I was willing to give it a shot.

    Anyway, 2 mins in stir. Back in for another 2 minutes. Take out bowl and remove porridge from the microwave - about 15 minutes. Make porridge on the hop, another ten minutes.

    Why didn't anyone tell me this was going to happen!
     
  2. Thug

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    Why not mix the porridge with your cold milk/water the night before.
    Then heat up in the morning and it will be quicker as its already soaked up liquid and swollen a little.
     
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  3. Garrett

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    Sorry I'm not with that last bit, are you saying doing it in the microwave was a failier?

    I have made mine in the microwave and never had any problems. I used the old fashioned oats which have more texture than the normal ones.
     
  4. mjn

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    My daughter can make and eat porridge in 10 mins. You're going wrong somewhere.

    And she even fills the bowl with water, so easily rinses out after another 10 mins.

    She is also 10 yrs old.
     
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    Porridge microwave is easy and works great, you just need to really get the times worked out spot on.

    BIG container, so as it rises up, the timer stops before it boils over, you give a stir and in again, but shorter this time as already hot. Perhaps in a 3rd time.

    Once you have the times nailed it's super easy.
    Will admit, I eat it from the microwave bowl I cook it in, so washing up is minimal, just put hot water into bowl with fairy liquid and leave for a while.

    As soon as it came out, I used to put a sliced Banana, some raisins and honey and give a stir.....
    Ohhhhhh yummy.
     
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    Oh and I use the really nice BIG jumbo rolled oats.
    Not the porridge dust rubbish!

    It's a really cheap breakfast, even if you buy the really expensive oats
     
  7. blue max

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    The empty bowl was sat next to the porridge in the bottom of the microwave - all all over the sides! So to save a couple of minutes took about three times as long :D
     
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    Yes, this is obviously the flaw in my technique!
     
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    I don't want to state the obvious, but aren't you covering the bowl?

    I thought it was obvious that anything you cook in a microwave that can bubble needs to be covered.

    You could also try a lower power setting and increase the microwaving time. Best thing is to remove and stir every 30 seconds.
     
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    Clearly a genius :smashin:
     
  11. blue max

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    No :rotfl:
     
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    This was rather about things you have done to save time, that back-fired spectacularly!

    Sure we all have examples...
     
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    #epicfail
     
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    Mental image of Blue Max and his 'Magic Porridge Microwave' :D
     
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    I have to agree, most things I put in the microwave I cover. Generally I put most stuff in a pyrex bowl and place a plate over the top. (make sure it has no metal paint on it eg like in picture which are usually gold or silver).

    Plate 250.jpg
     
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    all i do with mine is 1/2 fill the bowl with oats then 3/4 fill the bowl with milk then microwave full power for 5 mins job done
     
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    Can I use this one? there's no paint on it

    9981-stainless-steel-plate-1.jpg
     
  18. Garrett

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    No thats frozen silver paint:rolleyes:
     
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    Is it just me or is it concerning that a thread about porridge boiling over, and which has a solution that involves placing a plate over a bowl... has run to 18 posts?

    #lifeskillsIknewinthewomb
     
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    It's not real porage unless it's made with water and salt and left in a porage drawer to set overnight :)
     
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    Same here - our ten yo has been making porridge in the microwave for five every morning for two years :)

    Sometimes using the night-before method.
     
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    microwave oven is the devils invention and should not be used at all for anything...
     
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    I have porridge every morning. 850W microwave, 40g rolled oats in a deep bowl add milk to just under three quarters of the bowl and nuke it for 2m 50s. Stir well for 1m 30s and leave for 10mins to cool, during which time, on a work day, I make my sandwich for work.
     
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    Really? :eek:
     
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    No it's 90secs.
     
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    Oops! You need a big bowl for microwave porridge.

    Only in maths.
     
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    I was actually hoping my confession would tease others to tell of their attempts to save a couple of minutes of their lives by doing something stupid :D

    Guess it's just me!
     
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    Not finding a condom must be high on the list :devil::laugh:
     
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    Do you apply this level of accuracy to everything you do... or is it just the porridge making?

    When you're making your sandwich does that also require precise measurements and timings?
     
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    I doubt he microwaves his sandwich, so no... :rolleyes:
     

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