During the summer ITV recorded their brand new, daytime reality show ‘Britain’s Best Bakery’ – a hunt for country’s finest artisan bakery. The Scottish heat of the contest was filmed at Callendar House in Falkirk and local viewers might spot some familiar locations if they tune in.
Britain’s Best Bakery begins screening on Monday 26 November, on STV at 6pm, and then daily for 20 weeks. The big day for Callendar House is Thursday 13th December @ 4pm!
More than a food competition this series is a celebration of local bakeries around the UK, the delicious goods they produce, their regional specialities and their centuries old baking heritage.
Expert judges Mich Turner MBE (TV chef, author and owner of Little Venice Cake Company) and Peter Sidwell (TV chef, cookery writer and restaurateur) will be sampling the delicacies of the country’s favourite independent, family run and community bakeries, tasting and critiquing their way through breads, cakes, pastries and pies.
The shortlisted bakeries compete in a series of baking challenges that put their skills to the test from organic artisan sour dough breads to the more obscure Bedfordshire clanger and the Lancashire courting cake, and include favourite bakes whose origins lie beyond the UK, such as baklava and bagels.
Stripped across four weeks, the daily episodes of Britain’s Best Bakery will also reveal the heart-warming stories of the bakeries and the people who lovingly create and bake there.
Britain’s Best Bakery is a Shine TV production for ITV1.
Monday, 26th November 2012