Boarding Bake off Competition
Sponsored by Independents by Sodexo
WHO CAN ENTER?
Boarding pupils aged 9 - 15 years (as of 1 September 2015).
The Boarding Bake Off Champion will receive:
- Gold Kitchen Aid
- Masterclass with a Sodexo pastry chef
- Signed James Tanner cook book
- Sodexo beginners baking kit
HOW DO I ENTER?
Participants may enter any recipe and it does not need to be an original created by the entrant. Recipes may come from cookbooks, magazines, websites or any other means. Participants may choose from the below
categories for their entry. With the exception of cookies and squares, all entries for the heats should be pre-baked and decoration will take place during the competition. All bakes will be inspected prior to decoration.
Please note pre-made cake mixes are not permitted. The winner and runner-up from each heat will be entered into the final.
Permitted baked goods entries:
Cakes. All cakes must be evenly risen, tender, light, springy, free from sogginess in centre and have no noticeable flavour of egg, oil, baking soda etc. Not to include fresh cream. Decoration to be completed during the competition.
Cup cakes. Entrants must present a selection of three varieties to include chocolate, lemon and one other favour of the competitors choice including two of each variety of cup cake (six in total). Cup cakes should be pleasing in appearance, texture and taste. Not to include fresh cream. Decoration to be completed during the
Cookies and squares. To be baked during the competition. All cookies and squares should be uniform in size and shape, have even colour, and be free from surface flour. Thickness to suit the mixture; thin cookies should be crisp.
Dessert tarts. Bases may be produced in advance and presented in a circular form (pastry bases only) for a minimum of six portions.One slice must be removed for judges to taste. A suitable sauce or garnish may be served separately if desired. The number of portions should be clearly identifiable. Fillings to be completed
during the heat. All tarts are to be of the dessert variety.
All ingredients to be provided by the participant.
HEATS – HALF DAY/4 HOURS
- Scotland – May 24, Glenalmond College, Perthshire
- North – May 25, St Olave’s Preparatory School, York
- Midlands – May 25, Old Swinford Hospital School, West Midlands
- South East – May 26, Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Surrey
- South West – May 25, Millfield School, Somerset
HEATS JUDGING PANEL
Independents by Sodexo chef
Boarding Schools’ Association
Tuesday, June 21, Dorney Lake, Eton SL4 6QP
FINAL JUDGING PANEL
James Tanner, Independents by Sodexo Consultant Chef
Irena Barker, Times Educational Supplement
Robin Fletcher, Boarding Schools’ Association