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Hazelnut milk

So I got carried away in the supermarket and bought some hazelnut milk.

Any ideas what I could use it for? (not keen on it straight, I pretty much forgot I don't like hazelnuts when they aren't in chocolate)

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You could make porridge with honey - or dried fruit! Dried cranberries are the best in porridge. And dates, I have discovered via pots they sell in the canteen (coconut+date porridge = yum).

Isn't that mulled wine/apple tea stuff about 60% sugar anyway? - Or indeed almost entirely sugar? - I think I remember it's rotting of my teeth part of the reason I stopped buying it...

Edited at 2014-01-13 12:00 am (UTC)

I have sultanas. I don't have things normal people have in their cupboards, as you know. Fish sauce, Garum Masala and cocnut powder, yes. Salt, flour spaghettios, no.

Says the full Coke drinker. Yes, it's mostly sugar, but I rarely ever drink it (I just checked the Best Before Dates. Oh dear! The MulledWine is Best Before 11/2006! The latest one is 2011. They are going into the bin forthwith!)

Just hazelnut and coconut porridge sounds nice (not sultanas, blech) - the coconut will give it some sweetness too!

And I just meant that if you don't drink tea because of the sugar, then your tea replacement is not all that effective. But clearly the only thing it replaces is the tea's space in the cupboard, so maybe that's for the best! And my problem was exactly that I didn't drink it like Coke, in moderation (or at least intended moderation), but like tea - there for me when I was feeling a bit cold... But all that sugar kind of made sore throats worse, IIRC. But that mulled wine flavour is nice.

That sounds like a recipe for disaster tomorrow's dinner.

I'm beginning to wonder why I'm even drinking coffee, because I rarely drink the lot. I think if it wasn't for the sugar and the cost and the fact it seems to make me more thirsty, I could happily live on guava juice.

I suspect I won't be buying more tea. If I have visitors, I can pinch a few bags of Tetley from work.

I keep meaning to recreate the coconut and date thing for real, but I've tried porridge on the hob before and it's been appalling (don't have a microwave). These pots use dehydrated milk, though, and a friend of mine says that's the only way he makes porridge, with a kettle and stuff... But then I always forget when we're doing Sainsbury's and I don't think the Tesco Express does milk powder. :(

I have to say, I wasn't expecting guava juice at the end of that sentence. I've never tried it... Although if I remember my Rubicon fizzy drinks the guava version was horrible. But I might be getting it confused with lychee. But I think I liked the lychee one a bit?

And I'm sure your visitors will thank you for that...

I have made bad hob porridge, but it was only bad because the oats were so rough (it's the bag I still have - erk they might be getting on a bit as well, maybe a year or so). The Oats so simple etc are okay. I gave up on doing them in the microwave though because I tended to make them explode,

I love guava juice! It's soft and not too acidic (the reason I'm not keen on apple or orange) and it doesn't matter if it gets warm. The fizzy version is awful though.

My milk just turned into glue; I don't know what went so wrong. Maybe I needed a non-stick pan? You remind me about the oats I've got, which I think I bought when we moved in two and a half years ago... They might need chucking. Oats So Simple just seem so over-engineered, ironically; it seems like a waste of money. Also they flavours never appeal.

Clearly I need to try and track some down. Although I love orange juice. By the equinox I was on Sanguinello just because it reminded me of sunshine.

sounds like you cooked too long or didn't put enough liquid in (listen to me, as if I am any expert!). I find it's terrible to get off non-stick too, which one reason I gave eating it.

They are a bit overengineered I suppose and probably way too sugary again. That's why I thought I could make up my own flavours.

I like orange juice, but I find it a little indigestible.


Well, I'm pretty loath to try again, so I will assume your hypothesis is correct and not even bother to test it!

It's not like you're missing that much.

Porridge was made and... um... er... it was okay, but I suspect that was mostly due to the Nutella I added. There is a very raw hazelnut aftertaste I could do without.

I think we can safely say you just want nutella...

Nutella milk would awesome (and sugary)

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