In this post I’m continuing the series of ‘Porridge Frequently Asked Questions’ with the issue that vexes most new Porridge makers; how much water or milk to add? To little and your Porridge will have the consistency of a dry flapjack and too much will end up in a bowl of soupy gruel. So here goes…
Question No. 2 Ratios
As a rule of thumb, to make perfect Porridge I always use a 2:1 ratio. That’s two parts fluid to one part oats. That can be two parts water, milk or milk substitute, to one part oats. I use this ratio for all oats; quick cook, jumbo or rolled oats. I even use the same for oatmeal.
My favourite ways for making Porridge are;
- Jumbo or quick cook oats: 1 part water, 1 part milk to one part oats.
- Oatmeal: 2 parts water to one part oats, with a pinch of salt!
- Jumbo or quick cook oats: 1 cup water, 1 cup milk to one cup oats
- Oatmeal: 2 cups of water to one cup of oats, with a pinch of salt!
Using the same cup everyday also helps me to get my oat quantities right. On a normal day I have one cup full of oats, on a hungry day, especially after swimming, I go with a cup and one quarter.
Quick, easy and no need to weight I get my perfect Porridge everyday.
I hope this post has helped you if you are new to Porridge making.