Over three days, seasoned pie experts put their taste buds to the test as they undertook the serious business of judging the record number of entries in the 2021 Australia’s Best Pie & Pastie Competition, with smashing results.
The 2031 entries came from 346 bakeries all over Australia and covered 16 categories, each vying for the coveted titles which were announced on Thursday, May 27, on the final day of the Baking Industry Trade Show at Wentworth Park, Sydney.
In the end, the judges awarded the Australia’s Best Pie title to Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes in Ocean Grove, Victoria, for their Class 5 Surf and Turf.
While they weren’t there to accept the award in person, Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes told their Facebook followers their minds were blown over the win.
“The TURF: Our signature award winning chunky beef recipe.
The rest of the winning entries:
|Class 001||PLAIN MINCE BEEF PIE||Country Cob Bakery|
|Class 002||CHUNKY PLAIN BEEF PIE||Buddy Bakery|
|Class 003||FLAVOURED BEEF PIE||Country Cob Bakery|
|Class 004||VEGETARIAN PIE||Country Cob Bakery|
|Class 005||SEAFOOD PIE||Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes|
|Class 006||POULTRY PIE||Sanny Bakehouse|
|Class 007||MUSHROOM PIE||Country Cob Bakery|
|Class 008||GOURMET PIE (YOUR OWN CREATION)||Banana Boogie Bakery|
|Class 009||GLUTEN FREE PIE||Jojo’s Gluten Free Goodies|
|Class 010||APPRENTICE PLAIN MINCE BEEF PIE||Country Cob Bakery|
|Class 011||TRADITIONAL PASTIE||Finley Bakery & Patisserie|
|Class 012||BRITISH ISLE FEAST PASTIE||Samuel Gee Pies & Pastries|
|Class 013||GOURMET PASTIE||Banana Boogie Bakery|
|Class 014||VEGETARIAN PASTIE||Buddy Bakery|
|Class 015||GLUTEN FREE PASTIE||Jojo’s Gluten Free Goodies|
|Class 016||APPRENTICE TRADITIONAL PASTIE||Banana Boogie Bakery – Henning Ostendorf|