23 Nov The Great Scottish Bake Off Final
The Great Scottish Bake Off competition final saw the best school bakers from across Scotland come together to compete for the title on the 23rd of November at City of Glasgow College.
To be in with a chance of winning, school cooks and caterers resident in Scotland and working within education had to create and submit a recipe that serves 12 along with an image of the finished bake and 50 words on what makes it the best bake.
At Kirkhill Primary School for example, the chef entering the Great Scottish Bake Off trialled chocolate cakes that were made with beetroot and had icing made with Quark.
The finalists were judged by National Chair from ASSIST Alistair McIntyre, the Head Boy & Head Girl from Busby Primary School, Lynsey Gordon from Scotland Excel and Paul Wright, Business Development Chef at Unilever Food Solutions.
The school bakers also had to ensure that their bakes met the entry requirements to enter into the competition which helped to ensure that the bakes were in line with health and nutrition guidelines in Scottish schools.
The bakers were therefore judged and scored on a number of aspects alongside appropriateness for school menus, which include taste, creativity and overall visual appeal.
Along with gaining the title, the winner of the competition received a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer, and all finalists got to take home a signed copy of Jo Wheatley’s baking book and a £50 Love to Shop voucher!
The winner of The Great Scottish Bake Off was Sheila Clyne from Burnfoot Community School in the Scottish Borders who presented her bake of Autumn Fruit Muffins!