Supreme Champion, joint 1st place: Company Bakery’s Seeded Home Loaf and Wild Hearth Bakery’s Panettone Classico.
The winners were announced at The Royal Highland Show, with two bakers awarded Supreme Champion, joint 1st place: Company Bakery’s Seeded Home Loaf and Wild Hearth Bakery’s Panettone Classico.
The Scottish Bread Championship is hosted annually at the Royal Highland Show, co-founded by Scottish Food Guide and Andrew Whitley of Scotland The Bread. This year it also has additional sponsorship and funding from the Edinburgh Bakers Trust, dedicated to supporting bread and grain projects.
Since the naugural event in 2017, the categories have evolved with this year’s new addition, The Cottage Loaf, inspired by the benefits of baking at home for the family, carrying on the theme of last year’s successful Lockdown Loaf category.
There were 60 entries across all categories and an impressive standard of loaves - a wonderful showcase of artisan breads in the ring.
Entrants also had to describe the concept behind their chosen loaf, enriching the judges’ experience with family stories and several reflecting their support of Ukraine. Both loaves and descriptions were inspiring, bringing families and communities together through good food and real bread.
Our diligent and enthusiastic judges who gave so generously of their time were:
Jock Sharp, Woodlea Stables & double past Champion
Ameena Nur, Jeju’s Bakehouse
Elizabeth Drummond-Young, Treasurer of Edinburgh Bakers Trust & keen baker
Tony Heath, former chef proprietor of Let’s Eat, Perth
Chris Young of the Real Bread Campaign
Marie-Amelie Viatte, Connected by Nature
Dr Lyndsay Jaacks, Edinburgh University
Maria Scholten, agriculturalist with an interest in rye & sourdoughs