Double Win for the Swedes in the 24th Annual World Porridge Making Championships

Competitors from Sweden have scored a double after winning the main and speciality titles at the 2017 World Porridge Making Championships. Ellinor Persson took the coveted title of World Porridge Making Champion, with Per Carlsson taking the Speciality title. The 23-strong international line up included competitors from the USA, Russia, Switzerland, Holland, Iceland, Sweden and…

24th World Porridge Making Championship 2017

24th World Porridge Making Championship 2017 We are delighted to announce that entries are officially open for the 24th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship taking place in Carrbridge, Scotland on 7th October 2017. Every year we welcome oatmeal enthusiasts, professional chefs, health gurus and foodies from across the globe to the event to…

Forage for your porridge

Forage for your porridge We love the autumn. Not least because it offers loads of new porridge topping ideas; many of which can be sourced completely for free! At this time of the year in the UK, berries, fruit and nuts seem to be hanging from trees and hedgerows at every turn. And even more…

Everest Worthy Loaded Camping Porridge Recipe

Everest Worthy Loaded Camping Porridge Recipe When you’re spending in excess of eight hours a day hiking up a mountain the importance of powering your body with kick ass fuel is critical. There’s no denying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this age old mantra has never been more relevant…

Bowl of porridge £10.50 ?

The Darwin Brasserie at the new Sky Garden in Fenchurch Street, London is now offering a range of ‘posh’ organic porridge.  “create a bespoke bowl of glorious goodness”. Their cheapest bowl of porridge starts at £6.50 and includes a topping of apple and Brazil nuts. Pay  £10.50 and you can add Kiwi, Mango and other…

Savoury Porridge – does it do it for you?

Over the weekend I sat down with my customary cup of Sunday morning coffee and a steaming bowl of fresh porridge, drizzled with honey and scattered with raspberries. With a bit of jazz on the Spotify to make the mood complete I then decide to do my weekly online trawl of the Sunday papers. It…

Chill out this summer with Porridge Ice Cream

Our friends north of the border have come up with a world first, combining our beloved porridge with perhaps our second-most favourite thing; ice cream. The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore worked with Buckie-based ice cream producer Simpsons in combining porridge with ice cream. So far they’ve come up with three flavours; fruity, butterscotch and…

Pink Porridge – What do you think?

We came across this summery-looking concoction this week over at The Huffington Post. It’s a pink porridge courtesy of Holly Bell – a Great British Bake off finalist back in 2011. Holly’s yummy looking recipe is one she serves up for her third son and looks like a delicious way to start the day to us….

Whoop – we have overtaken last year

Hi all, We launched Porridge Club in 2011, and each year since our traffic has more than doubled. We just checked our stats in before we are half way through 2015 we have already beaten last years total number of visitors. That means we are set to pass 100,000 visitors in 2015 very soon, and by…

Hot as Porridge

Thank you to Esther from Cornwall who sent in this ‘Hot as Porridge’ bumper sticker. Have you seen any other porridge number stickers? if so please send them in.

Give your immune system a boost with this porridge recipe

This immune-boosting porridge recipe from Honestly Healthy Cleanse by Natasha Corrett will kick your day off perfectly. Packed full of your usual porridge favourites as well as the trendy toppings of chia seeds and baobab fruit powder it’s guaranteed to get you started. Natasha Corrett says: This porridge is bursting with goodness – the cinnamon and…

Sponsor Porridge Club

Sponsor Porridge Club In 2015 this website will get over 150,00 visitors. With our rankings in Google for phrases like ‘porridge recipe’ and ‘health benefits of porridge’ on the up, we are seeing a massive increase in visits. So if you think your brand or business would benefit from being placed in front of this…

Banana & Cinnamon Porridge Ummmmmmm

Add some spice to your Christmas Porridge with some cinnamon. This recipe camf from: zeenews.india.com Ingredients:  Milk–3 cups Rolled oats–1 1/2 cups Salt Brown sugar–1 1/2 tablespoons 2 bananas 1 teaspoon cinnamon Method:  Boil the milk on simmer and mix rolled oats with salt in it. Stir the mixture until the porridge thickens. Then, take…

Porridge is big business

Aimia Foods in America has announced a 13% increase in turnover after agreeing a ‘Porridge Deal’ to produce porridge for a blue chip client. Aimia Foods said ” as a result of the profit growth it had invested £1.4m in its production facilities in particular to support the new porridge lines and upgrade its plenty…

Porridge Cocktail

Any Porridge Club members out there who also like a cocktail? Well now you can combine the two, check out this article London Evening Standard website on ‘Wild Otas Flip and Foxlow’. The drink includes: 40ml Chivas Regal 12 year old, 10ml Wray & Nephew, 25ml Porridge Syrup, and a whole egg. Give it a…

Porridge Bread

Now here is an idea, use your leftover porridge to make bread. Leftover porridge is inevitable, any porridge club member will tell you so, it just happens sometimes. But the leftovers don’t need to go to waste, read this article in the Guardian today by Claire Thomson on how to use your leftover porridge to…

Super mum and athlete Jo Pavey starts the day on porridge

In an interview with the BBC, super mum and long distance runner Jo Pavey reveled she starts the day with Porridge. Welcome to Porridge Club Jo, we have added you to our ‘Famous Members Page‘. Jo won the 10,000 m gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, ten months after giving birth to her…

Porridge with eggs and ginger?

An interesting article posted on the Yahoo Food website today about porridge with eggs, shallots, ginger and soy sauce. We are all up for experimenting with porridge and this is certainly that, we’re going to give it a go that’s for sure. What do you think?

Ten TOP Porridge Ideas

Check out this great article on http://www.thekitchn.com, it lists ten great porridge recipes to brighten up your morning. ”Looking for something to brighten a cold, dark morning? How about a bowl of oatmeal with brûléed bananas? Or slow cooker steel-cut oats made with buttermilk and apricots? DIY instant oatmeal you can blend up and keep…

Porridge Club Numbers Soar in Recession

Article on the Irish Independant website about Porridge Popularity as the Irish tuck into three million bowls of porridge a week. http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/porridge-has-been-breakfast-of-choice-since-recession-hit-2982554.html ”IT’S the breakfast of choice for Arctic explorers, Nasa astronauts and international supermodels — and now it seems that porridge has become the official breakfast cereal of recession Ireland. Porridge sales traditionally see…

Porridge marks the start of the Chinese New Year

Check out this great article on porridge in China: PETALING JAYA: The distribution of “Laba Zhou” on the eighth day of the final month on the lunar calendar marks the start to the Chinese New Year, a tradition that started during the Han Dynasty. Chempaka Buddhist Lodge staff and volunteers serve the special porridge to…

Sergeant wins top Porridge Award

An army cook has won the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Carrbridge, Strathspey. ”Sergeant Coleen Hayward MacLeod, originally from Stornoway, Western Isles, has served in the armed forces for 18 years. She is in charge of making porridge on a daily basis for up to 400 troops from the 1st Royal Irish Regiment…

Oats :: The Nutritional Value of Porridge

The following is the nutritional value of 100 grams of oats taken from USDA National Nutrient Database. Oats Nutritional value per 100 grams Energy 390 kcal / 1630 kJ Carbohydrate 66 g Dietary fiber total 11 g    – Beta glucan 5 g    – Insoluble 6 g Total fat 6 g    – Saturated 1.217…

Porridge with Raspberries and Golden Syrup

Just found this belting porridge recpies  on the Daily Mail website, looks great, porridge with raspberries and golden syrup, gets a big Porridge Club seal of approval. Servings: 2 Preparation Time: 2 min Cooking Time: 8 min Level of Difficulty: Easy INGREDIENTS 100g Co-Op healthy living oatmeal, quick cook, raw 1 pinch salt 600ml water…

$10-million for child porridge club

Back in the 1970s, researchers ran a trial that gave hundreds of children in Guatemala a porridge like drink called atole. Unfortunately results only proved that their was only a modest impact. However 25 years later it is a very different story as a new team of researches returned to find that that it had made…

Not enough rain for our porridge ?

Farmer Richard Styles in Suffolk has just written an article on www.eadt.co.uk about how the lack of rain could effect his porridge yields. ”Well next year I hope to feed roughly about 14,027 folk every day, seven days a week with a healthy bowl of porridge with my oat crop. If my yields are down 50% then about…