Great British Food Awards 2021

BAKING & PUDDINGS HOT PUDDINGS Judged by baker Flora Shedden WINNER Dukeshill, Sticky Toffee Pudding “A delicious and not overly sweet pudding. The sauce adds a dark caramel flavour (although I could have done with double the amount) to the sponge, and the dates provide a good texture for the sponge as well as a natural toffee flavour. The cake is light andmoreish. A perfect size for sharing between four (or two very hungry people). A classic and comforting dish when eatenwith a generous portion of double cream, though I suspect custardwould have complemented this even better.” HIGHLY COMMENDED Durban Street Food, Apple Sponge Pudding “The flavour of this is brilliant and slightly nostalgic, makingme think of cosy winter dinners. The sponge however was a little on the dry side and required a lot of custard tomoisten it. I suspect it would have been perfect if it had five to ten minutes less in the oven on the first bake. A good-sized portion for two people.” HIGHLY COMMENDED LillyPuds, PremiumTraditional Christmas Pudding “This remindedme of classic Christmas puddingmy great aunt used tomake. It has a lovely amount of fruit throughout and I really enjoyed the apricot and almond flavour which added a nice nuttiness to the pudding. The packaging of this was also excellent.” 50