With the 2016 Great British Bake Off champion having recently been crowned, Stone’s very own star bakers have been recognised following a charity bake-off style event organised by Aston Marina.
The event raised over £50 for local children’s hospice charity the Donna Louise Trust, with all proceeds from entries going direct to the cause. The competition was split into two sections – 1) A flavoured savoury loaf and 2) A sponge cake of your choice, both of which were hotly contested, as marina director Helen Webb explains:
“The bake-off event has been great fun – we were really impressed with the standard of entries across the board and, as foodies, the chance to sample so many great bakes was a real pleasure. The Donna Louise Trust does amazing work, and it’s a charity we are proud to support – watch this space for news of future fundraising initiatives and events.”
Entries were judged by members of the marina’s kitchen and deli team, who had a tough challenge picking a winner due to the overall quality of the cakes and breads submitted. However, following much deliberation, they selected a winner in each category to receive a food hamper worth £50 packed with goodies from the marina’s award-winning farm shop.
The victor in the savoury loaf section is Jonathan Tilley for his Parmesan, Parsnip & Red Onion Loaf, which the judges deemed a
“Delicious savoury loaf, perfectly seasoned and very moreish.”
Whilst in the sponge cake category, Samantha Carnall’s excellent Chocolate & Orange Sponge Cake won the judges over, with them describing a
“Lovely, balanced chocolate and orange flavour, a light and moist sponge. Excellent Cake.”
For more details on forthcoming events at Aston Marina, visit www.astonmarina.co.uk