Ellinor Persson (right, beside her daughter) with her 'Golden Spurtle' alongside Per Carlsson, who made it a Swedish clean sweep at the World Porridge Making Championships in the Scottish Highlands.
Ellinor Persson (right, beside her daughter) with her 'Golden Spurtle' alongside Per Carlsson, who made it a Swedish clean sweep at the World Porridge Making Championships in the Scottish Highlands. Credit: James Ross/GoldenSpurtle.com

This Swede cooks the best porridge in the world

Ellinor Persson: It's great to win in Scotland where porridge is so important
4:28 min

What is a "Golden Spurtle" and why is a delighted Swede flying home with it after beating the Scots in their own backyard?

Ellinor Persson is flying back home to Sweden today with a curious trophy after winning the 24th World Porridge Making Championships in Scotland.

The two-time Swedish national porridge champion from Påarp in southern Sweden, took the coveted title of World Porridge Making Champion at the weekend, beating competition from a 23-strong international line-up in the Scottish Highlands.

Using only the traditional ingredients allowed in the competition- salt, oatmeal and water, the mother-of-two came out on top with the judges for taste, consistency and colour.

Click on the link to hear Ellinor, who is the first Swede to win the award, tell Radio Sweden about her triumphant weekend in the village of Carrbridge and reveal what a "golden spurtle" is.

Per Carlsson made it a Swedish clean sweep, winning the Speciality prize for his Nordic Caramel Sweet and Sour dish, using cloudberries and orange peel.

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