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1. Brook Food Plain Authentic Sourdough

Entries into the Brook Food Sourdough Categories to be made from authentic Sourdough i.e. from dough which is naturally leavened and contains no added yeast. Fermentation comes from creating/utilising a sourdough starter/culture.

The only permissible ingredients are: flour (any), salt & water. NB adding additional/separate yeast is strictly not permitted

2. Brook Food Authentic Sourdough with added ingredients

Entries into the Brook Food Sourdough Categories to be made from authentic Sourdough i.e. from dough which is naturally leavened and contains no added yeast. Fermentation comes from creating/utilising a sourdough starter/culture.

The dough must be made with only flour (any), salt and water with no separately added yeast. Additional ingredients might or could include nuts, fruit, herbs, honey, cheese etc.

3. Wholegrain

Textured bread prepared with wholegrains and/or seeds such as spelt, barley, sunflower seeds, linseeds, whole cornmeal, whole wheat, brown rice, oats, bulghur and buckwheat

4. Wright's Flour Great British White

Made with 100% white flour, bloomer, cobbler or tin this everyday favourite can come in any shape or size. Note: White sourdough should not be entered to this category and should be entered to the Brook Food Plain Authentic Sourdough category instead.

5. Baguette

Bread baked into a long, thin loaf. A traditional baguette has a crispy brown crust and a light, chewy interior

6. Ciabatta

Moist Italian bread made with oil which has large air holes

7. Gluten Free

Bread of any variety, but must be made with gluten-free flour and gluten-free yeast

8. Real Bread Campaign sponsored by Shipton Mill

Bread of any variety made in accordance with the criteria of the Real Bread Campaign that is ‘made without the use of processing aids or any other artificial additives.’ (which includes most flour ‘improvers’, dough conditioners and preservatives), chemical leavening (e.g. baking powder).

If you would like to know more about Shipton Mill and its flour, do please contact Caroline, Customer Service caroline.gay@shipton-mill.com

A £500 prize will be given to the winner of the Real Bread Campaign sponsored by Shipton Mill category.

9. Fruit

Any bread containing fruit, from hot crossed buns to plum loaf

10. Flatbread

Breads made from usually unleavened dough and baked in flat loaves. From pitta to naan, focaccia to tortilla

11. Irish Wheaten Loaf supported by Andrew Ingredients

An oven-baked loaf made with a blend of flours and leavened with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and buttermilk, sometimes known as soda bread.

If you are a Northern Ireland-based baker, to arrange delivery of your loaves to  London for the Judging Day on Wednesday 19 October 2022, please contact Christine Cousins at Food NI  christine@nigoodfood.com – Tel: 028 9024 9449    Mob: 0773 520 9299

12. Speciality Sweet

An open category for you to show us your own unique sweet creations!

13. Speciality Savoury

An open category for you to show us your own unique sweet creations!

14. Vegan

Bread of any variety made in accordance with the criteria of the Vegan Society that is ‘The manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.’

15. The Tiptree Showstopper

For the best and most creative bread made using a Tiptree product as an ingredient. 

16. Jubilee Loaf

A loaf fit for a queen! Entry to this category is for a loaf created specifically for this very special year celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. It can incorporate whatever ingredients the baker wishes. It is not essential that the loaf has been sold commercially.

17. KitchenAid Home Baker - Open

Brown or white, fruit or plain, whatever takes your fancy. Entrants to this category must be considered amateur bakers according to the Rules of Entry and the use of bread machines is not permitted.

Note: The winners of the Home-Baker categories are not eligible for the overall title of Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food

18. KitchenAid Home Baker - Sourdough

Entries into the KitchenAid Home Baker Sourdough Category to be made from authentic Sourdough i.e. from dough which is naturally leavened and contains no added yeast. Fermentation comes from creating/utilising a sourdough starter/culture. Additional ingredients (e.g. nuts, fruit, herbs, cheese etc) may be included but again, added yeast is not permitted. Note:

The winners of the Home-Baker categories are not eligible for the overall title of Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food

19. Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker Award (Nomination Category)

The Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker Award is a nomination only category. Nominations are welcomed by course tutors or employers.

We want our hardworking Apprentice and Student bakers to get the recognition they deserve and your nomination to the Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker category of the Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food could be just the way for them to get it. Please see here for full details of how to submit your nomination.

For the purposes of this competition, ‘Trainee’ is defined as an Apprentice Baker or a student (full or part-time) currently attending a bakery course at a recognised United Kingdom educational facility.

Note: The winner of the Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker category is not eligible for the overall title of Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food

20. People's Choice (voted for online)

Think your favourite bakery deserves recognition? Then now’s your chance to vote and let the world know! Opening to votes 1 September 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Baked pastries and goods often referred to as Viennoise are not eligible for these Awards.
Such items are usually made from laminated and enriched (with eggs, milk, butter, cream, sugar) yeast leavened dough or pastry. Examples include croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, Danish pastries.

 

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