lately i’ve been cooking with homemade oat milk instead of soya, because while 59p/litre is great, it still can’t beat 7p/litre.
seriously. i love, love, love cheap shwag.
however, i have discovered two drawbacks to homemade oat milk:
1) you have to soak the oats overnight, which is bad if you just want to make a cheap cheesy sauce on a whim.
2) the ~1.5L you do make has to be used within about 3 days, otherwise it goes all rancid in the fridge. like, come on oat people, you’re not helping me sell this to my family here.
SO today i decided, fuck this, i am making instant oat milk. by essentially pouring boiling water over instant porridge oats, blending, then straining out the porridge.
reader, it worked! i poured 2 cups of boiled water over 1/2 cup of oats, blended, and strained.
okay, it was a bit thicker than normal oat milk, and had the taste and texture of thin gruel.
but it watered down into a passable oat milk, that took 5 minutes to make. it worked, the end.