Three bakeries from Kent and Sussex compete in the South East England heats of Britain’s Best bakery today were they were pushed to their limits by judges Mich Turner and Peter Sidwell.
1066 Bakery, Cloud 9 Bakery and Champs Bakery took on the challenges of the Wild Card bake using cherries as the key ingredient in their sponge bake, and the Bakers Dozen savoury cheese straws with olive tapenade as well as showcasing their Speciality bakes to see who would move on to the regional finals.
For their Speciality Bake, 1066 Bakery showcased their Sussex Cheese & Ale Loaf that the judges said had a great flavour, Cloud 9 showcased their rainbow cake but the judges said it was style over substance, and Champs Bakery showcased their olive & tomato foccacia. The judges said it was a very good flavoured bread.
For their Wild Card Bake, 1066 Bakery baked a cherrylicious cake, Cloud 9 baked cherry meringue cupcakes, and Champs Bakery baked seventies inspired black forest gateau cupcakes.
After a tough day in the kitchen, it was 1066 Bakery that the judges declared the winner of today’s heat. They excited the judges with their bakes and proved that they have a wonderful appreciation of ingredients. This made the difference as they now move on to the regional finals.