Great British Food Awards 2021

BAKING & PUDDINGS BREAD Judged by baker Flora Shedden WINNER GAIL’S,Waste Less Sourdough “This blew away the competition in terms of flavour. It tastes almost like a wholemeal loaf with a good tang of sourness to it. The crumbwas nice and open as well as having a bit of bite to it. The crust had a good colour to it and there was a nice overspring, which is a tell-tale sign that the dough has been handled properly through all stages of the preparation and cooking. This loaf also lasted extremely well andwas as good toasted on day four as it was on arrival. A clear winner for taste and also impressedwith the ethos and sustainability behind the loaf.” HIGHLY COMMENDED Baker Tom’s, Focaccia “A nice focaccia with a good amount of salt and rosemary. The breadwas a little on the dry side which could have been improved by using a higher hydration dough. The flavours were great and there is a nice savouriness of good quality olive oil through the loaf. Lovely whenwarmed through and servedwith oil for dipping.” HIGHLY COMMENDED Celtic Bakers, Signature Sourdough “A tasty loaf with a good crust. It is generously sized, which I liked as it toastedwell for the following days. The crumbwas a little on the tight side but the slightly tangy flavour made up for this. The loaf had a good rise on it also.” 45