Posted 10th Feb 2014
The Tiptree World Bread Awards are back for their second year and are calling all professional and home-bakers to take part and celebrate the rise of artisan bread-making
Astonishingly we buy 12 million loaves of bread everyday, and more than half of the population baked their own bread last year. Getting back to basics and baking from scratch is a fantastic way to learn new skills that the whole family can get involved with, whilst supporting the art of artisan bread-making. The World Bread Awards are encouraging the nation, no matter what their age or ability, to get into the kitchen and test their bread-baking skills by making their favourite loaf for the tasting.
With 14 categories to enter, including sourdough, wholegrain, ciabatta, gluten-free, baguette, Real Bread Campaign (bread made without the use of processing aids or any artificial additives), great British white, fruit bread, flatbread, speciality bread, the Tiptree Showstopper (the best and most creative bread using a Tiptree product as an ingredient), Food Network UK Home Baker, young baker (under 12s and children aged 12-17) and finally, the people's choice (voted for online), there is plenty of freedom to be creative with your bakes.
Established by food PR Caroline Kenyon in 2013, the Awards were born after her successful venture rewarding the best in British food photography in the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year competition. After the photography awards' success, Caroline and her team opened entries for the Tiptree World Bread Awards to celebrate the great British tradition of baking bread. This year the Awards are being judged by winner of the 2013 Great British Bake Off Frances Quinn, Jack Prince of The Pocket Bakery and Charles Geary, known as 'Mr Bread' for his impressive 4,000 bread-baking awards. Chairman of the judges is Stephen Hallam, master baker and Managing Director of Dickinson & Morris, and Tiptree is the headline sponsor.
The awards close to entries on 31st August 2014, and the judging will take place in September. The winners will be announced in October at a harvest supper-style ceremony at St John's Hyde Park and the overall winner will receive a cheque for £1,000. The Awards are open to both commercial producers and home-bakers, and online entry forms along with all the details and rules can be found at www.worldbreadawards.com. Good luck!
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