Four Dundee bakeries are on the shortlist of the 19th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.
After a busy judging day in Dunfermline where a panel of 50 professional judges assessed each and every product on its appearance, quality, consistency and taste, Nicoll’s Rosebank Bakery is in with a chance to claim a top prize.
The Byron Street shop is joined by Goodfellows, Scott Brothers and Clarks Bakery.
In 2015, the Tele reported that Nicoll’s Rosebank scooped the “Diamond Award for Bridie” at the awards.
More than 80 butchers and bakers entered some 450 of their best products into 11 categories this year and the competition has been fierce so Nicoll’s Rosebank Bakery “can be proud to have come this far,” said head judge Ian Nelson on behalf of Scottish Bakers which manages the competition.
“The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards is the only competition of its kind recognising excellence in the preparation of a perfect pie” said Craig McPhie, President of Scottish Bakers.
“The competition is now a regular fixture on the calendar as butchers and bakers throughout the land vie for pie supremacy and the boost to their business that always comes with such a sought after title.”
This year’s bumper crop of entries features more ‘products at their peak’ than ever before with accolades on offer for the best:
- Scotch Pie
- Football Pies & Savouries
- Macaroni Pie
- Steak Pie
- Sausage Roll
- Cold Savoury
- Hot Savoury
- Vegetarian Savoury
- Haggis Savoury
- Apple Pie
The winner will be announced on January 9 at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.
The winner of the Scotch Pie category will be declared world champion.
The competition, which has run for 19 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality artisan pastry products. Recognising the “great and the good” in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry.