I bet 90% of you are thinking “what in the heck is a spurtle?”
From Bob’s Red Mill:
Just what is a spurtle, anyway? A spurtle is a Scottish kitchen tool dating back to the 15th century. It’s a rod-like instrument that is traditionally used to stir porridge and prevent it from becoming lumpy. Tradition calls for using a spurtle only with your right hand and only in a clockwise direction-otherwise, you risk invoking evil spirits and bringing on bad luck.
Back in 2009, Bob’s Red Mill sent me a wooden spurtle to celebrate their win of the Golden Spurtle in Scotland. I’m sad to say I’ve never used it before, but I definitely have a reason to now.
Bob’s Red Mill is holding its 3rd annual Spar for the Spurtle contest. Three finalists will be flown to Portland, Oregon to compete in a live cook-off, and the winner gets a trip for two to Scotland to represent Bob’s Red Mill in the annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship. In case you weren’t paying attention, that’s a trip to SCOTLAND! Sign me up.
So what do you have to do?
Make a short (less than 3 minutes) video detailing your original porridge recipe using Bob’s Steel Cut Oats (and yes, they make gluten-free steel cut oats!). Make sure you’ve followed the rules and have it posted before July 22nd (uploaded to YouTube, and submit through the Spar for the Spurtle entry page).
To encourage you to spar for the spurtle, Bob’s Red Mill is doing a giveaway here at Delightfully Gluten Free!
The first 5 people to create their video, upload it, and email me (delightfullyglutenfree AT gmail DOT com) the link will receive a gift pack from Bob’s Red Mill containing GF steel cut oats, GF pancake mix, GF brownie mix, and GF muesli!
So get started creating and videoing those recipes! Wouldn’t it be awesome if the winner of the Spar for the Spurtle contest, the one who gets to go to Scotland and represent Bob’s Red Mill, used the gluten-free oats???