Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Bakery of the Year
PUBLISHED: 11:52 16 September 2016 | UPDATED: 11:52 16 September 2016
We searched for a true Somerset ‘master baker’, who uses high quality ingredients to create breads which are full of flavour, with a good taste, texture, crust and crumb.
The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are one of the biggest events in the local calendar and it is hugely anticipated by the region’s food and drink industry all year round.
We champion the best local producers, suppliers and businesses that are passionate about Somerset and the future of our local environment.
Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the ‘Best Bakery of the Year’.
This year’s finalists
Specialising in slow-fermented, artisan bread, Aden Watkins handcrafts and bakes his loaves in small batches to ensure every loaf is made with care, attention and consistency. As the name suggests, they like to take their time so the dough is slow-fermented overnight, using just a tiny amount of yeast, to and make a final loaf that has a good thick crust and a soft crumb.
From artisan breads to homemade cakes, the bakery team at Kicthen apply their passion for food to create an abundant choice of delicious goods, freshly made daily in their open kitchen.
And the winner is…
Established in 1983 by Robert and Sandra Burns, Burns The Bread quickly became an integral part of Glastonbury’s rich heritage. As well as 6 shops across Somerset, Robert Burns has recently opened a bread making school where he aims to share his passion and encourage more people to get into baking.
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