A local baker is one step closer to being crowned “Scottish Baker of the Year.”
The Keptie Bakery of Letham and Arbroath is delighted to announce its fruit scone has been awarded in the top three of its region and it can now apply to be named the Scottish Baker of the Year 2014.
Over 20,000 customers from across Scotland have voted for their favourite bakery products across six categories and on April 2, more than 100 bakers delivered 600 of the most popular products in the land for scrutiny by a panel of 40 expert and independent judges.
With a sea of scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits, the judges had a hard task tasting, smelling and squishing each and every item to shortlist the best products in the land.
“We took delivery of hundreds of excellent scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits made by artisan bakers and our judges, led by head judge Robert Ross, have once again done us proud, we have a strong shortlist to take forward to the next stage,” commented Scottish Bakers Chief Executive Alan Clarke.
All of the regional winners will be judged on a national level meaning they could be recognised as having made the best bakery product in Scotland. This year there will be two new categories: The Best Innovation and The Best Marketing Initiative.
The results will be announced on May 17.