Porridge Lady and the 2011 Golden Spurtle.

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I’ve just about caught up with myself after the weekend that was the 2011 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship and what a weekend it was…..

Porridge Lady at the 2011 Golden Spurtle Championship

Porridge Lady at the 2011 Golden Spurtle Championship

This year my eyes were on the big prize of the Golden Spurtle, forgoing my usual and ‘famed’ freestyle Porridge making.

Cooking up the blended Mornflake oatmeal

Cooking up the blended Mornflake oatmeal

This year I focused on the traditional category cooking up a blend of coarse and medium Mornflake Cereal oatmeal. The idea was to create a creamy base to the Porridge from the medium meal and a nutty finish from the coarse oatmeal.

Telling it as it is!

Telling it as it is!

I cooked the oatmeal in culinary sea water (Aquamara) rather than using sea salt to produce a seasoned flavour rather than a salty taste to my Porridge.

Using the freshest British oats, cooked slowly in my bain marie, I was really happy with the final result. I got great comments from the audience too (who get to sample all the Porridge dishes). However it was not to be and the Golden Spurtle went to John Boa, a true Scots man with a no-fuss approach to Porridge making.

Congratulations John!

The 2011 Golden Spurtle Winners

The 2011 Golden Spurtle Winners

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