The judges had their work cut out for them this year. With over 92 entries in Spar for the Spurtle, narrowing it down to just three finalists meant watching a lot of videos! There was a lot of discussion about whether the dish could really be done in 30 minutes and whether the ingredients chosen would be something that could be procured in Scotland. After all, the winner of Spar for the Spurtle will have to take their dish to an international arena for the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship and, as we learned in 2010, some ingredients are not available in Scotland.
I think the judges chose well with these three winners. If it were up to me, I’d fly everyone out and have a big spurtle party. There were so many creative videos and so many delicious dishes! We’ll be working to get recipes for each video and put them up on our site soon. Without further ado, here are our finalists. Congratulations to the three finalists and our most sincere thanks to everyone who entered and voted!
Paradise Porridge Potstickers from Lanie Smith, The Vintage Cook
Raspberry Oatmeal Dumplings from Kerri Willoughby
Italian Pinhead Torta from Laurie Figone