Should I get a spurtle on?

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  1. Puddleduck

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    40g rolled porridge oats (gluten-free are best)
    250 mg water
    pinch salt

    Put in a pan and leave to soak overnight.

    Heat until it "gloops", stirring with wooden spoon.

    Serve with cream or milk and sugar or honey to taste. Fruit etc if you must.
     
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    You can get medication for this
     
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    There’s only one porridge oats.... EF081BA4-2783-46E0-A321-20F54A449730.jpeg .
    Just follow the instructions and add a little salt to taste.
    For best possible taste..........Add NOTHING more!
     
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    Pat puts sliced banana, blueberries and strawberries in our porridge with a dollop of honey.

    John.
     
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    I have to disagree. I'm not sure there's any difference between Scott's and Quaker oats. If you study their packaging, you will see that even the closures are identical. In any case, I think that Jordan's jumbo oats are better.

    Porridge production has become a stove-top activity, for me, having discarded the microwave in a weight-saving exercise. I prefer the consistency obtained with minimal stirring or simmering - just bring to the boil and leave for a minute. It also makes cleaning the pan easier if you serve just before it starts to set. A spurtle might serve better for stirring, using my method, but a spoon or spatula is needed for serving it out - you don't want lumps left behind for your waste tank.
    In my youth, porridge was a thin 'pancake' that floated on a pool of milk. Now it's more of a 'dumpling' with very little extra (a little honey, or a knob of butter, perhaps, but no sugar or salt).
     
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    Everyone’s entitled to disagree, even though they’re wrong....:whistle:
    The similarity in packaging is because Quaker Oats own Scott’s and they’re both owned by PepsiCo.
    Oats, Milk, Salt, nothing more; nothing less.:sneaky:
     
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    Well Quaker & Scott's look & taste much the same to me and, as they're addressing a mass market, I imagine that neither provide the 'little extra' that I'm seeking.
    I have found the odd packet of nice oats (pinhead and rolled) in specialist shops and a few of those have scored more highly whilst others have been just 'fodder'.

    I'd suggest that, if Scott's oats are still original, they'd have passed their sell-by date by now! :D
     
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    Flahavans Irish Organic Jumbo Oats,1 cup of oats to 2.5 cup of milk/water cook in a pan for 5mins add greek yoghurt and blueberrys serves 2 people.yummy
     
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    Quaker bought out Scott's in 1982. All European Quaker products are now made in Uthrogle Mills, Cupar, the old Scott's factory.
    https://www.scottsporage.co.uk/the-scotts-porage-story/our-heritage/#9
     
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    That does sound good, the Greek yoghurt in particular. I recall Flahavan's as being worth picking out, when you can find them.
    Does Greek yoghurt have to come from Greece? Or does it describe a process? Same applies to Greek honey.
     
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    I get my Flahavans Organic Jumbo oats in local Sainsbury
    Flahavans pre dates the Original Scotts
     
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    Greek yogurt is strained to make it thicker. But to be called Greek yogurt in the U.K., it has to have been made in Greece, otherwise it’s “Greek style” yogurt.
     
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    I thought as much. It seems crazy to ship it all the way here, but the 'proper' stuff does taste better than the "style". Are we unable to strain, or do they have different cows, I wonder?
    I think it may be similar with Greek honey.
     
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    I didnt know Bees had passports :)
     
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    Perhaps they come illegally?
     
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    I was presented with a spurtle by a very satisfied guest, she said she loved my porridge...ahem !
     
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    Perfect except for the sugar and honey !! No self respecting Scot would have anything but salt and ice cold milk
     
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    I did say "to taste" :)
     
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    I'd agree that sugar and honey does sound a bit excessive.
    What about the Scotch?
     
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