Signature and Technical Bakes, Star Baker and Best Baker arrived in the Home Economics Department in Banbridge High School recently when they held The Great BHS Bake Off.
Year 10 pupils had the opportunity to apply to be the first ever ‘Best Baker’ at the school.
The competition had two rounds, the first of which was the Technical Challenge. The pupils were given a recipe and were asked to come to the Home Economics ‘tent’ and cook a batch of cookies.
The school welcomed Mrs Lydia Beattie, their recently ‘retired’ colleague from the Maths Department, to be Bake Off judge ‘Mary Berry’.
Josh Dennison was awarded Star Baker of the Technical Round and he and four others went through to Round Two, the Signature Bake.
The Signature Bake was again based on the same recipe, but with the competitors choosing their own ‘signature’ to the bake. The competition for the Bake Off ‘Best Baker’ was exceptionally close.
After several tastings of each cookie batch, judge ‘Mary Berry’ finally awarded the coveted award to Lauren Lutton.
Congratulations to Lauren on her success and becoming the school’s first ‘Best Baker’.
She won a special Cookie Box, a Best Baker School Apron, a Best Baker Medal and a Mary Berry cookery book.
The competition was a great success and the Home Economics Department are indebted to Mrs Lydia Beattie for her marvellous judging and to Mrs Heather Hillen, the department’s wonderful Technician.