I am a huge fan of Bob's Red Mill products. I first started using them about 5 years ago when my daughter Ellie was diagnosed with Autism and we tried the gluten-free/casein-free diets. Bob's offers so many varieties of cooking ingredients that are of the highest quality. That special diet didn't seem to have any connection to Ellie's autism, but I will never forget the challenge I faced as a mom trying to make delicious foods under those restrictions.
When I heard about Bob's Spar For The Spurtle contest again this year, I knew I had to enter. Here are the details of the prize package, and the written recipe to follow for my entry! Enjoy~ and cross your fingers!
"Based on the video submissions, three finalists will be chosen to receive the ultimate trip for Bob's Red Mill fans. The finalist prize package includes:
Roundtrip airfare to Portland, Oregon
Three-nights' accommodations at a downtown Portland hotel
A tour of Bob's Red Mill led by company founder Bob Moore
A gift basket filled with Bob's Red Mill products, merchandise and olive oil from California Olive Ranch
$100 Bob's Red Mill Gift Card
A spot in the live cook-off on August 10 for a chance at the Grand Prize
$100 for cook-off supplies
The winner of the live cook-off will receive the grand prize, which includes the following:
Round-trip airfare for two to Scotland to represent Bob's Red Mill at the 19th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in October 2012
Two nights' accommodations in Edinburgh, three nights' accommodations in Carrbridge (for two)
Rail transportation between Edinburgh and Carrbridge (for two)
$2500 cash!" www.sparforthespurtle.com
Paradise Porridge Potstickers
½ cup Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
2 ½ cups filtered water, divided
⅛ tsp. salt
¼ cup natural dry-roasted macadamia nuts, chopped
¼ cup Bob's Red Mill Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar
¼ tsp. nutmeg, freshly grated
½ cup fresh ripe mango, peeled, seeded, fine diced
1 small ripe banana, no brown spots, fine diced
3 Tbsp. canola oil
½ cup local honey
6 ounces fresh raspberries, sliced in half lengthwise
1 cup frozen coconut milk, coconut gelato, or vanilla ice cream
1. Soak ½ cup of Bob's Steel Cut Oats in 1 cup filtered water (covered) overnight in the refrigerator.
2. In a heavy 3-quart pot, bring 1 ½ cups filtered water to a rapid boil on high heat. Add salt.
3. Drain oats in cheesecloth-line colander over bowl. Reserve the oat-water. Stir oats into boiling water. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. In last two minutes, remove lid, increase heat to stir out moisture and oats become very thick. Remove from heat, pour into a large bowl and cool for two minutes.
4. Stir in nuts, Bob's Red Mill Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar, nutmeg, mango, and banana.
5. Dampen the inner edges of wrappers with oat water. Place a tbs. of oat mixture on center of each wrapper, fold and pinch closed along the moistened edge with fingertips to make a moon shape. Dip in oat-water and shake excess.
6. Heat oil in a non-stick 12-inch fry pan to medium. Add the dumplings and cook until the bottoms are just light golden. Turn dumplings over and replace lid, cook another two minutes. Remove with slotted spatula onto serving plate.
7. Drizzle on the honey. Garnish with raspberries and one small scoop of frozen dessert.
Makes about 30 dumplings