Perfect Porridge Hamlyns Giveaway

I’m so excited to announce a Perfect Porridge giveaway, thanks to Hamlyns of Scotland.
For one lucky reader, the winner will receive a Perfect Porridge Hamper plus TWO runners up will each receive a Hamlyn’s apron and tea towel.

Perfect Porridge Hamper Hamlyns Oats

What Could you Win?

The Perfect Porridge Hamper from Hamlyns includes the quality range of varied oats (including oatmeal, oats with bran), a porridge-making spurtle and the new homeware range by Scottish designer, Gillian Kyle. There are two Daddy-bear-sized porridge bowls, two large mugs, a tea towel, an apron, and a super sturdy shopping bag.

Hamlyns of Scotland

Hamlyns of Scotland is part of a family food business, owned and managed by a family with 14 generations of history in oat milling. In 2016 Hamlyns of Scotland brand celebrated its 50th birthday. You’ll find Hamlyns products in virtually every supermarket in Scotland – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, the Coop, Morrisons and Waitrose. Anyone outside Scotland can order from their website.

I love their oats – particularly their new ‘Oats & Bran’, great for a healthy bowl of porridge, and our favourite homemade maple granola which we serve with almond milk and fresh berries each week. Hamlyns have been so kind to share a few of my favourite recipes recently on their website, such as these Oat, Bran, Date & Apple Breakfast Muffins. As they say, oats are not just for breakfast!  They’ve also shared my Granny’s Matrimonial Cake and Snowballs for teatime plus these mini Rhubarb and Oat Crumbles for dessert. Check out more of their ‘Oat Cuisine’ recipes on their website plus sign up for their newsletter.

My latest recipe in conjunction with this Perfect Porridge Giveaway, is our annual birthday mini oat biscuits, Melting Moments.

Melting Moments

Try us – we just melt in the mouth!

Perfect Porridge – What’s Yours?

It may be summer but my daughter has been making porridge to see her through her BAC exams.

Her idea of the perfect porridge is with Hamlyns Oats & Bran, made with water (2.5 parts of water to 1 of oats), a good pinch of fleur de sel salt and stirred over a medium heat with a wooden spurtle for about 10-15 minutes until it bubbles and thickens.  Dribbled over with quick-melting honey, some warming spicy granola for that crunch, topped with fresh summer berries and then the whole lot poured over with regular or almond milk.

Perfect Porridge Hamlyns Scotland

How to Enter the Perfect Porridge Giveaway?

  • THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
  • Enter by leaving me a comment below telling me how you like your porridge.
  • This giveaway closes on Monday 16 July 2018 at midnight GMT.
  • The giveaway is open to readers over 18 who live in the UK.
  • All entrants’ names who comment below will be put together and picked entirely at random.
    Good Luck!

To enter, please leave your email address when you comment.  Your email will not be published and is never shared. I will contact the 3 winners personally by email on Tuesday 17 July and with their permission will pass on their address so Hamlyns can post out the prizes. You can read more about my privacy policy here.

 

Disclosure: I received a Perfect Porridge Hamper from Hamlyns to photograph for this giveaway. I was not expected to write a positive review and, as always, any opinions expressed are my own.

57 replies
    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Yum. Love it with honey and cream – berries too! Now I’m craving some. Thanks for entering, Nicola and à bientôt on le blog!

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  1. JUNE STOBIE
    JUNE STOBIE says:

    I love porridge on a cold winter morning made with cold water or milk. Add a pinch of salt. Crucial is the ratio of one cup of oats to 3 cups of water. You have to keep stirring to avoid lumps. After serving pour on maple syrup and add semi skimmed milk. Sets you up for the journey to work.

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Lovely to hear you love this in winter for going to work! I hope you’ve got a spurtle to stir your porridge! Thanks so much for entering and for popping in to le blog!

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  2. Elaine Marlow
    Elaine Marlow says:

    I like my porridge made with porridge oats heated in a pan with milk rather than water (I don’t like milk over my porridge so I include it in the making!). Then stir through some maple syrup and top with some chopped banana and fresh blueberries (sweet ones – not the tart variety). I think my Scottish credentials must be under doubt since I don’t like salt in my porridge at all. It’s sweet all the way for me!

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      • Jill Colonna
        Jill Colonna says:

        You know, I’ve never tasted porridge with maple syrup – perhaps I’m too traditional when it comes to porridge, Elaine. CONGRATULATIONS on winning the Giveaway – you’ll love the hamper full of oaty goodies but also the Gillian Kyle china is lovely! Thanks for entering and popping in to le blog.

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      That sounds lovely – particularly refreshing with the pear and apple to wake up the senses! Thanks so much for entering here, Chris.

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  3. Michelle Clarke
    Michelle Clarke says:

    Our family call it ‘Grampy’s naughty porridge. It was my Grandpop’s breakfast and we all have it down through the generations. Porridge made in the traditional way (water, oats and salt) and then topped with golden syrup, a sprinkle of sugar, a knob of butter and some fresh milk. My children have introduced maple syrup for a change to the golden syrup. It brightens up the dullest day and makes the day start with a bang!. Thanks for the chance of your wonderful prize

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      I absolutely love this naughty porridge that’s gone through your family, Michelle. And BRAVO on being selected by the system as runner-up – I’ll contact Hamlyns for your apron and tea-towel as soon as you’ve given me your response by my personal email sent to you today.

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  4. louise lumsden
    louise lumsden says:

    I like mine the way my granny always made it for me, mixed with water & a pinch of salt then cooked on the hob, gently stirring with a wooden spoon until it starts to huff and puff,then it’s ready to serve.I like a spoon of golden syrup drizzled over, then a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and some cream or milk poured carefully around the edge – yum!

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Love when you say, Huff and Puff, Louise – and that you pour it carefully around the edge. It makes all the difference! Thanks so much for entering the draw and for popping in to le blog here.

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  5. Rosemary Guthrie
    Rosemary Guthrie says:

    Ooh, porridge; my favourite breakfast! Simply made with milk and a sprinkling of Demerara sugar. It’s not just for winter you know!
    Not to mention, porridge oats are such a versatile ingredient, from flapjacks, to cookies, to bread, to crumbles. The list is almost endless.

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      I totally agree that porridge oats are great for other recipes – I use it more than for porridge too! Agreed also it’s not just for Winter. Love yours with the melted demerara sugar. Thanks for entering and for popping in to le blog, Rosemary!

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Wow – that’s a first for me with peanut butter. Why not? Thanks so much for entering the draw and for popping in to le blog, Karen.

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  6. Beth Sutherland
    Beth Sutherland says:

    In hot weather like this I love to make overnight oats leaving it in the fridge soaked in natural yoghurt and full of fresh fruit x

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      That’s a cool idea, Beth. Sounds lovely. Thanks so much for entering the draw and for popping in here!

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  7. Christina Conte
    Christina Conte says:

    Hamlyn’s is my favorite porridge and besides making Sticky Toffee Porridge for dessert, my favorite way is the proper Scottish way: made with salted water and served with some runny cream! Oh my! It’s as good as dessert to me! Good luck to everyone as I can’t be in the running 🙁

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      It’s the porridge queen herself! Winner of the Scottish Porridge Championships … thanks for popping in, even if not in the running, Christina.

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  8. Heidi Quinnell
    Heidi Quinnell says:

    On cold days 1 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1 cup milk, pinch of salt, cooked on low heat, stirring often, until fluffed up and creamy. Topped with golden syrup for hubby, brown sugar for me. Everyday version for me is overnight oats, one portion of small oats soaked in yoghurt, topped with fresh fruit in the morning.

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Love that you have a cold day version and one for everyday too, Heidi. All sounds super. Thanks for entering and for popping in to le blog! See you again here soon, I hope.

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  9. Linda
    Linda says:

    I will declare an interest and absent myself from the draw, as my late father worked for Hamlyn’s for many years, when it was still a family-owned company. The owner, Geoffrey Hamlyn, was a lovely, kind man.
    As for my porridge – in this unaccustomed Scottish heatwave I’m having it as overnight oats: soaked in water overnight, then in the morning I grate an apple into it, add full fat Greek yoghurt, and top with walnuts, sunflower seeds and a good dusting of cinnamon. And now that they’re coming on stream, strawberries and raspberries from the garden. I have to get up a bit earlier to craft all of this! Must try your Melting Moments!

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Linda, how lovely to hear about your father – he must have had very special memories working for Hamlyns and honoured that I’m friends with you. Your heatwave version sounds wonderful and looking forward to trying it. We’re absolutely melting here, outside Paris. Yesterday it hit 36 degrees as I was driving my parents back to CDG airport. Today it has calmed down but a very balmy 30s so this sounds lovely. Thank you!

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  10. Lynz
    Lynz says:

    Simple. Made with water, a pinch of salt, steelcut oats in my InstantPot. No stirring while they cook on the stovetop. Just combine, set the lid and timer and come back after my run to perfectly cooked oats to eat with a little dark brown sugar and cinnamon.

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Sounds wonderful and intrigued with your InstantPot, Lynz. Sounds like you’ll be like the 3 bears and able to go your walk while it’s cooking! Thanks for entering and see you here again.

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  11. Natalie Dawn
    Natalie Dawn says:

    Made with water and a sprinkle of cinnamon and maybe some sultana’s if I’ve got them. Thick not watery x

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  12. Wilma Ferguson
    Wilma Ferguson says:

    I like my porridge made with milk, salted, simmered to perfection & creamy them with a sprinkling of sugar, lush

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  13. Lee Henstridge
    Lee Henstridge says:

    I like mine with a layer of sugar sprinkled on top and waiting for it to melt! I may then top with a banana if I’m feeling guilty about the sugar as I’m diabetic! ?

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Good idea on the banana for diabetics, Lee. I also love brown sugar on top and waiting for it to just melt – one of life’s pleasures. Thanks for entering the Giveaway!

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  14. Margaret Hildebrandt
    Margaret Hildebrandt says:

    I like my porridge with an apple and a hint of cinnamon. It tastes like apple pie. And with a bit of honey and fresh cream and the whole dish is a bliss.

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      That sounds wonderful and BRAVO for coming out of the draw with the runner-up prize. Thanks for entering, Margaret and for popping in to le blog!

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  15. Nicola Day
    Nicola Day says:

    I love adding blueberries and honey to mine! Although every now and again I treat myself with some chocolate added!

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Wow! Chocolate? Now I have to try that. Somehow never thought outside the porridge box 😉 Thanks for entering and popping in to le blog, Nicola.

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  16. Claudine Kelly
    Claudine Kelly says:

    I’ve only recently started taking porridge for breakfast in an attempt to eat more healthily! I have it every morning now and I love it. With an infinite choice of toppings, breakfast is never boring. I love topping it with banana and honey or simply with sultanas. Miam-Miam!

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Agreed, Claudine, there are no limits to toppings and glad to hear you enjoy it every morning. Thanks for entering the Giveaway and for popping in to le blog!

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  17. shona mackie
    shona mackie says:

    for me just basic porridge with oats grown here and milled at Hamlyns and with a slight bit of syrup on top

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Sounds good – I must try it with syrup. I take it that’s Golden Syrup that you get in the UK? Isn’t Hamlyns oats the best?

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      You know, I’ve never tried adding some butter to porridge. I must try it! Thanks for entering and for popping in to le blog!

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  18. Lisa Williams
    Lisa Williams says:

    I have half pinhead and half course hamlyns oatmeal mixed in a big box already. In the morning I scoop 1/3 of a cup of the dry mix add 1 cup of water microwave for 3 minutes, add a pinch of Maldon salt, stir well with a spurtle, microwave for another minute and mix again. I then add 1/3 of a tube of chive primula cheese and beat with spurtle. I put chopped ham in the bottom of a pasta bowl and pour over cheesy porridge mix, sometimes I top it with cottage cheese!!
    Controversial on so many levels but perfect breakfast for me, it’s slimming world friendly and is tasty, satisfying and fast!!

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Wow! Now that sounds so intriguing, Lisa. Absolutely love how you make a savoury version of porridge. Never thought of doing this, as we keep sticking to our traditional ways. Thanks so much for entering and for sharing this on le blog!

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Homegrown? How wonderful – bet your porridge is first class. Thanks for entering, Sophie, and for visiting le blog!

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  19. Alison Booth
    Alison Booth says:

    I like my porridge topped with banana, raisins and cinnamon! This sets me up for the day, and of course the porridge oats if from Hamlyn’s!!!!

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    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Sounds great. Now why have I never thought of adding banana to porridge? Lovely, Alison. Thanks for entering the Giveaway.

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