After hundreds of entrants across the British baking industry, our finalists were judged by our industry professionals to determine the best the industry has to offer. Congratulations to all of our winners!
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Peter Doughty-Cook - Peter Cooks Bread
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Marks & Spencer
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The Street Bakeshop
Roses the Bakers
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Gluten Free Yule Log – Baker and Baker
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We Love Cake, When Life Gives You Lemon Tart from Bells of Lazonby
This product, made by Bells of Lazonby, is gluten, wheat, and milk free as well as vegan. The sweet pastry case uses a reduced sugar recipe to deliver a crisp pastry throughout the thaw and service process and is filled with a lemon-flavoured ganache using creamy dairy-free white chocolate.
The tart is packaged as a single wrapped unit targeted at the wholesale market and the ‘grab and go’ customer as well as for serving with some extra personalisation within the dine-in sector. “The tart has a really zingy flavour, with well-baked crisp pastry,” said the judges. “It’s missing nothing against a traditional lemon tart.”
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Nishitha Kannan - Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Malted Barley Sourdough Tin from Lovingly Artisan
Made by Lovingly Artisan, this loaf blends ancient bakery methods with modern-day production. It combines wheat flour, barley, rye, semolina wheat and salt, and uses Matthews Cotswold Flour, Gilchesters Organics flours and Warminster maltings.
The result is a loaf that is both delicious and homely, said the judges, who were also full of praise for its great shape and unique, moreish taste. Lovingly Artisan says this loaf has been incredibly popular because it meets the customer need for a versatile loaf that also has a good shelf life.
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Earth & Wheat
Earth & Wheat was launched by Signature Flatbreads in March 2021 as the world’s first ‘wonky’ break subscription service. Its mission is to reduce food waste at the point of production by rescuing baked goods which would otherwise be binned due to their odd shape.
The service is aimed at environmentally conscious consumers and families who subscribe from among several delivery options to receive a box on next-day delivery that contains a random mix of baked products – everything from wonky crumpets and pittas, to pancakes and naan bread. At the time of entering, the company reported over 500 tonnes of baked goods had been ‘rescued.’ “Very enterprising,” said the judges.
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The Street Bakeshop
“We utilise the awards in quite a few different ways, through press releases, media conversations with local and regional TV and more recently we’ve been lucky enough to have those conversations with national TV too”
Speciality Bread of the Year 2022
“One benefit of entering and winning such a recognised award is it gives Earth & Wheat credibility amongst peers in the baking industry, it has also meant Earth & Wheat’s brand exposure within the sector has been strengthened.”
Sustainability Initiative of the Year 2022
“That was an incredibly proud moment not just for me but for the entire business, being able to thank our suppliers that were in the crowd and fellow people in the industry really made it.”
Online Bakery Business of the Year 2022
“This has been a huge morale boost for the entire company, after such a challenging few years. It is brilliant to be able to recognise every single person for their contribution, it brings an enhanced sense of pride to what we do day in and day out to serve our loyal customers”
Craft Bakery Business Award 2021