Staff Festival 2016 – the Great University Bake Off

Come and show your baking skills at the University’s Staff Festival 2016.

Staff festival 2016 cake comp

Great Food at Leeds (GFAL) are organising the Great University Bake Off and welcome entries for the following categories:

Sweet or savoury, must include pastry and be a minimum of eight portions.

Traditional Victoria Sponge.

Chocolate cake
Use your imagination!

Sweet or savoury, a minimum of six scones of one type.

Please register in advance by 12pm on Wednesday 6 July by emailing the Staff Festival team or in person at the LOGIK Satellite, Room 10.50 (entrance A, Level 10 EC Stoner building between staircase 2 and 3 on the red route). 

Please bring your entries to the Refectory between 8am and 12pm on the day of the Festival (Friday 8 July), clearly marked with your name and contact details.

Judging will take place in the Refectory at 2pm on the day and will be led by GFAL’s award-winning chef Simon Wood and guest judges.

Speaking about how the entries will be judged, Simon Wood said: “There will different criteria for each type of entry. For the tarts, the quality of the pastry will be key as well as the flavour, appearance and seasoning. With the cakes, their lightness, taste and proportion of filling to sponge are important factors. It would be good to see some innovative thinking and entry presentations that stand out. For example, it’s always nice to see the classic scones, but a bit of imagination goes a long way too.”

The overall Great University Bake Off winner will win the star prize of Afternoon Tea for two at Harvey Nichols.
Category winners will receive a Fairtrade and local food and drink Hamper. 

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