Roberts Bakery wants master chefs to use their loaves

By on May 28, 2011


ROBERTS Bakery is asking all budding chefs to use their loaves and submit their best recipes incorporating bread as an ingredient.

The master chef who comes up with the best creation will have it reproduced in the Food Live Theatre at this year’s Cheshire County Show in June.

“As well as being great for toast and sandwiches bread is also a fantastically versatile ingredient; from bread and butter pudding to chicken goujons there’s a huge number of ways to use it. We’re looking for the region’s budding chefs to take a loaf of Roberts bread and use it to create an exciting and original recipe, ideally also utilising some of Cheshire’s other delicious produce,” said Carolyn Chadwick, Marketing Manager for Roberts Bakery.

An expert panel of judges will whittle through the applications to find the best three recipes and the amateur cooks who submitted them will be invited along to the Cheshire Cookery School for a MasterChef-style cook off in early June.

Judges will include local celebrity chef Jason Palin, Executive Director of the Cheshire Show Nigel Evans and the ultimate bread connoisseur, Mike Roberts, deputy chairman of Roberts Bakery.

“I can’t wait to taste the delicious dishes created using Roberts bread.  I use bread in a range of dishes including a crunchy homemade fish finger, a hearty soup and it’s also great for making some stunning summer canapés” said Jason Palin.

The winner of the competition will receive a pair of tickets to this year’s Cheshire County Show and a year’s supply of Roberts Bakery bread.

They will also be invited to join Jason Palin on stage in the Roberts Bakery Food Live Theatre to help demonstrate their dish in front of the audience at the show, which is held at the Tabley showground in Knutsford.

Roberts Bakery are proud to support the show for a sixth consecutive year and will sponsor the popular Food Hall and Food Live Theatre – where more than 100 food producers from across the country will display a range of produce for the public to enjoy.

In the Food Live Theatre some of Cheshire’s top food experts will give live cookery demonstrations on how to produce a range of mouth-watering delights.

Executive director of the Cheshire Show Nigel Evans said: “Cheshire is a county of bread lovers and we want to celebrate this as part of our successful partnership with Roberts Bakery by finding out how the public is using their loaves.”

To enter the competition visit http://www.robertsbakery.co.uk/whats-new/competition/

The Cheshire County Show takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday June 21 and 22.  Advanced tickets are available by calling 0845 124 9822 or for more information visit www.cheshirecountyshow.org.uk

Photo caption: Left to right, competition judges Mike Roberts, Jason Palin and Nigel Evans.

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