Bakeries’ taste of success

Staff at Peter's Bakery in Kirkintilloch with their sumptuous steak pies
Staff at Peter's Bakery in Kirkintilloch with their sumptuous steak pies

Two Kirkintilloch bakeries made it to the shortlist of this year’s Scottish Baker of the Year contest

Peter’s Bakery made it through thanks to their delicious steak pie recipe, while Bavarian Bakehouse’s spelt and honey loaf made the grade.

More than 15,000 customers across Scotland voted for their favourite bakery products across six categories

With a sea of scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits, the judges had a hard task tasting, smelling and squishing each and every item to shortlist the best products in the land.

The two local bakeries were pipped at the post by craft bakery, the family-run Kandy Bar of Saltcoats in Ayrshire, who took thisyear’s crown. TV judge and celebrity cake-designer Mich Turner MBE presented the awards last week.