Aussie Staple in Good Hands

The country’s best pie makers were named on the final day of Fine Food Australia as part of the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition.

Hundreds of pies were judged across four days of stiff competition, with the inaugural gourmet sausage roll award adding another dimension to an already diverse selection of sweet and savoury goods.

The top gong in the prestigious plain mince pie category went to Four Seasons Patisserie in Byford, Western Australia, continuing the state’s long-running success at the national competition.

National manager of the long-running competition, Danielle Wooldridge, said this year marked the biggest Sydney entry pool to date, with an influx of pies recieved in the last week.

“People are really thinking outside the box. Every year it seems to get better – you don’t think it can, but then the pies go out on the table and you see bakers have modified their recipes and put forward something really remarkable,” she said.

“Damien (Mountain High Pies) was a real standout, but it was really close in the other categories, with the judges doing a lot of double checking.”

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS:

Overall Winner Plain Pie (Mince Pie)
Four Seasons Patisserie, Byford, WA

Overall Runner Up Plain Pie (Mince-Chunky Pie)
Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes, Ocean Grove, VIC

Overall Winner Gourmet Pie (Brekkie Pie)
Mountain High Pies, Wentworth Falls, NSW

Overall winner sausage roll
Goldsteins, Molendia, QLD

Overall WinnerGourmet Sausage Roll
Denmark Bakery, Denmark, WA

The John Ross Most Innovative Pie
Mountain High Pies, Wentworth Falls, NSW – Brekkie Pie

Red Meat Category Winner
Beef Curry
Mount Barker Country Bakery, Mount Barker, WA

Seafood category winner
Prawn and chorizo
Mount Barker Country Bakery, Mount Barker, WA

Game category winner
Jamaican goat Goat Pie Guy, Deagon, QLD

Poultry category winner
Chicken madras
Pie & Mighty, Packham, VIC

Gluten-free Category Winner
Steak
Beefys Pies, Kunda Park, QLD

Apple Pie Category
Apple pie
Four Seasons Patisserie, Kelmscott, WA

Brekkie Pie Category
Brekkie pie
Mountain High Pies, Wentworth Falls, NSW

Vegetarian Category
Vegetarian
Pinjarra Bakery and Patisserie, Pinjarra, WA


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