Wild Hearth Bakery loaves come out on top again.
Following their 2019 win, the Comrie bakery’s Seriously Fruit and Sesame loaf and Scotland The Bread Wholemeal were chosen from more than 50 entries across seven categories to be crowned joint Supreme Champion. A baguette by Company Bakery in Edinburgh was named Reserve Champion in the fourth annual awards.
Between them, the two bakeries scooped up nine of the twelve gold awards presented this year. Two were collected by Hajnalka Vasilescu and one by homebaker Lesley McFadyean.
The Scottish Bread Championship has been held at the Royal Highland Show since 2017 in association with its creators Scottish Food Guide and Andrew Whitley, co-founder of Scotland The Bread and the Real Bread Campaign. It is the only major baking award to have Real Bread as a criterion of entry across all categories.
This year saw the introduction of two new categories: Breads Reflecting Scotland’s Food Culture & International Influences; and The Lockdown Loaf to celebrate homebakers who have embraced Real Breadmaking during the pandemic. This judges carrying out the blind tasting were Giovanna Eusebi (Eusebi’s); Neil Forbes (Café St Honore); Stephanie Mander (Nourish Scotland); Ameena Nur (Jeju’s Bakehouse, Real Bread Campaign ambassador), Jock Sharp (Woodlea Stables); Maria Scholten.
Awards co-founder Wendy Barrie said, “We had a fine line-up of entries across all categories and an impressive standard of loaves - a wonderful showcase of artisan breads in the ring!”
Published 22 Jun 2021
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