Super-Express Portable Porridge, 9p.


After last weeks porridge experiment, several of my readers got in touch to tell me that they do something similar, but with dried skimmed milk. Well, I rushed to the supermarket to pick up a bag, to solve another household problem.  So Thankyou dear readers for this ingenious idea – I’ve made a Super Express Portable Porridge pot from a clip-lock container from the 99p store, a pen, and a minutes work. And I’m pretty chuffed – as it almost halves the cost of the predecessor porridge! Wahey!

All prices are Sainsburys Basics, I have it on good authority that Tesco and Morrisons have 1kg of oats for 75p, so if you live near one, go get em and make me “well jel”, as we say here in Essex…

Ingredients (makes around 30 portions):

1kg oats, £1.19
400g dried skimmed milk, £1.01
250g sultanas, 42p (84p/500g)

(Add sugar, cinnamon or vanilla as required – or a smashed up bar of Basics chocolate, 31p, for a super indulgent treat).

Add all ingredients to a very large container with a lid. Shake well to distribute.

To make the ‘super express portable porridge pot’…

Find a cup or container that measures out your ‘perfect’ porridge portion – mine is a 90ml espresso cup. I use a ratio of 1:3 porridge to water, so measured one cup of water (pretending it was porridge) into the container, and drew the first line to indicate where to fill the porridge to.

I added another three cups of water to make four (one’s posing as porridge, remember) and drew the second line.

Add instructions as necessary 😉

Go on – you know you want to! And if you don’t have a microwave at work, boil the kettle, fill to the line, put the lid on and leave for a few minutes to swell up. Stir well before eating!

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