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This week Coop has the Knorr oat flakes on sale (1.55 chf at their megastores / hypermarchés only).

They're these ones:

http://www.knorr.ch/fr-CH/product/de...ocons-d-avoine

I read on a post above that they make good porridge. I'm not sure if they need steeping in water.
On sale at CHF 1.55?! Wow!!! Stock up!

Or alternatively, get oats from any Edeka-stocked supermarket for CHF 0.50.

http://www.discounter-preisvergleich...DEKA-7761.html

Swiss prices. smh
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On sale at CHF 1.55?! Wow!!! Stock up!

Or alternatively, get oats from any Edeka-stocked supermarket for CHF 0.50.

http://www.discounter-preisvergleich...DEKA-7761.html

Swiss prices. smh
Thanks for the tip but driving to Germany to buy cereal might not be economical for some of us...

(For dome reason oatmeal isn't that cheap in France.)
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Old 26.11.2014, 19:02
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Thanks for the tip but driving to Germany to buy cereal might not be economical for some of us...

(For dome reason oatmeal isn't that cheap in France.)
Oh let his have his moment of pleasure for the day.

He does like to gloat about how cheap things are in Germany every now and again. It's obvious that the stuff in COOP must be better because it's Swiss quality and more expensive.
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Thanks for the tip but driving to Germany to buy cereal might not be economical for some of us...

(For dome reason oatmeal isn't that cheap in France.)
But you'd save a franc per pack!!!
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Oh let his have his moment of pleasure for the day.

He does like to gloat about how cheap things are in Germany every now and again. It's obvious that the stuff in COOP must be better because it's Swiss quality and more expensive.
Not gloating, exactly ... more expressing my continuing outrage at unaccountably extortionate Swiss prices.

I have to admit, I forgot to mention that the CHF 0.50 oats were in Germany.
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Re: The porridge thread, a.k.a. BYO spurtle

I don't know if this is new or not, but Coop has added oat flakes to its Prix Garantie line. A 1 kg bag goes for CHF 1.50. I think that's a very good price - at least for Switzerland .

The oats comes from Finland (world's third largest oats producer). It's the quick-cooking rolled oats variety (Haferflockli/ flocons fins d'avoine).
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Re: The porridge thread, in all its varietal glory

Thanks, I was just thinking about re-inviting porridge back to my life again. It is probably the oldest super-food, as is chic to call these things.

I love making my own porridge: oats, honey, milk, a few roasted nuts and a little butter, cinnamon. Or fry it dry together and make muesli. Aaaahhhhh.
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Re: The porridge thread, in all its varietal glory

I mix Coop small size and large size together- to get a size and texture I like. Small is too mushy, large too pebble dashy! Mixed = perfect. Cook with half milk, half water and add a small handful of mixed seeds (sunflower, sesame, flax and pumpkin- buy bags separately and mix in a jar). Perfect magic food. Sometimes add fruit, And always with a little cinnamon sugar (again bought separately and mixed in a jar). Yum.
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Re: The porridge thread, in all its varietal glory

I started on the porridge this year, it's really a power food.
One decent bowl keeps me going for 5 hours, and cheap as chips.
The only drawback is it does take a quite a few mins to cook and eat it, as opposed to cold cereal/muesli.

I make mine with the low fat milk and a good dash of honey and some dried blueberries.
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Re: The porridge thread, in all its varietal glory

We soak our oats overnight, they don't take so long to cook then as they have already absorbed a lot of liquid. We usually soak in water then add milk in the morning to loosen the mixture before cooking.


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The only drawback is it does take a quite a few mins to cook.
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The only drawback is it does take a quite a few mins to cook and eat it, as opposed to cold cereal/muesli.
I make it in the microwave, using water only to reduce risk of boiling over. Two minutes at full power, stir, two minutes at half power. Then I take it out and add cold milk to make it creamier and cool it a little. Ready in less than 5 minutes.

If I know I'm going to be in a rush, I make Bircher muesli the night before.
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I don't know if this is new or not, but Coop has added oat flakes to its Prix Garantie line. A 1 kg bag goes for CHF 1.50. I think that's a very good price - at least for Switzerland .

The oats comes from Finland (world's third largest oats producer). It's the quick-cooking rolled oats variety (Haferflockli/ flocons fins d'avoine).
Yes, we have been using this for a few months, it is just as good as the more expensive oats.

We also cook it in the microwave, half milk half water, add some pumpkin seeds, raisins and flaked almonds. Add a spoonful of honey after cooking and some frozen blueberries and raspberries.

I love my porridge in a morning! Sets me up for the day.
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Re: The porridge thread, in all its varietal glory

I eat porridge every morning, 2,5dl of oats (usually the bio alnatura hafer flocken from Migros) boiling it with 3dl-4dl of water for 1-2 minutes and just add salt and mix with 200g of cottage cheese
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I eat porridge every morning, 2,5dl of oats (usually the bio alnatura hafer flocken from Migros) boiling it with 3dl-4dl of water for 1-2 minutes and just add salt and mix with 200g of cottage cheese
Sorry, but
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Would suggest you to try it, am 99% sure you will be positively surprised how well they mix together (besides making very healthy breakfast with lots of protein and fiber but almost no sugars
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I eat porridge every morning, 2,5dl of oats (usually the bio alnatura hafer flocken from Migros) boiling it with 3dl-4dl of water for 1-2 minutes and just add salt and mix with 200g of cottage cheese
You just invented mueslidge (or is it porruesli )
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Re: The porridge thread, in all its varietal glory

Any newbie porridge ideas for somebody who only drinks a cup of tea for breakfast?

Usually my stomach refuses to accept anything unless im awake for an hour. Plus i dont like nuts
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Re: The porridge thread, in all its varietal glory

I eat porridge most mornings in autumn/winter. The easiest way I've found to make it (for 1-2 people) is:

1/2 cup oats, 1/2 milk, 1/2 cup cold water.
Heat on moderate setting stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has gone and the oats are soft to taste (takes about 8-10 mins).

Serve piping hot with a spoon of greek yoghurt and blueberries (but make sure you rinse the pan quickly and steep in water while you're eating the porridge and it will take less time to wash)

Enjoy!
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I make it in the microwave, using water only to reduce risk of boiling over. Two minutes at full power, stir, two minutes at half power. Then I take it out and add cold milk to make it creamier and cool it a little. Ready in less than 5 minutes.

If I know I'm going to be in a rush, I make Bircher muesli the night before.
Same here. I also make Birchermüesli the evening before: Birchermüesli from Migros, low fat yoghurt, fruits cut in small cubes plus some honey. Delicios.
As for the porridge, it's so simple and fast when you do it in the microwave.
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Any newbie porridge ideas for somebody who only drinks a cup of tea for breakfast?

Usually my stomach refuses to accept anything unless im awake for an hour. Plus i dont like nuts
I don't like loads of different things added to my porridge. Just milk and/or water plus a little salt. Maple syrup, golden syrup or brown sugar on top to sweeten to taste.

I don't like any of the fine milled types of porridge. My favourite is Scott's Old-Fashioned Porridge (not the regular one) or Jordan's
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