When: 9th October 2011, 11.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Carrbridge Village Hall, Scotland
£: 30 for entrance fee to the competition
What is it?
The Championships, now in its 18th year, has grown from humble beginnings into one of Scotland’s’ most renowned culinary cook offs and now draws an international contingent of competitors from Europe, America and further afield.
The title of World Porridge Making Champion will be awarded to the competitor producing the best traditional porridge, made from pinhead oatmeal, salt and water, with a further award being made for the best “Speciality Porridge.”
Each competitor is required to produce at least 1 pint (500ml) of porridge which is divided into 3 portions for the judges to taste. The judges will be allowed to accompany the tasting with milk, cream, salt or white sugar. Judging of the porridge will be made on the consistency, taste and colour of the porridge.
A further award will be made for the best specialty porridge. Some specialty dishes from the past have included: West Coast Seafood Porridge with langoustine tails and smoked salmon, Clootie Dumpling with Gran’s custard, Savoury Oat Fritters, Oatmeal Bangers and Porridge Mash and Kedgeree Porridge.
The Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships is also encouraging all porridge enthusiasts around the globe to promote World Porridge Day on the 10th of October by hosting a World Porridge Breakfast to raise money for Mary’s Meals, who daily feed over 479,000 of the poorest school children in Malawi.