690 kg bowl of porridge sets new world record

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A 690-kg bowl of porridge, enough to feed 2,000 people has smashed the world record for the largest bowl of porridge ever made. The vast porridge bowl was more than four times the previous record of 171 kg, which was set in Manchester last year.

The porridge was cooked in at the annual Highland Games in Cupar, with Guinness Book of world record adjudicator Craig Glenday on hand to confirm it as a new best.

The attempt got under way when about 80 kg of Scott’s Porage Oats, produced in the local Cupar factory, were poured into a specially made bowl measuring 1.5 metres in height and width.

Water was then added by local firefighters through hoses from their fire engine, before the mix was left to cook for several hours.

Some of the porridge was sampled by officials at the event, but most of it was destined to be used as animal feed.

Cupar Round Table Chairman Craig Manson said: “We have achieved our goal of breaking the record and put Cupar back on the map.”

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