Banana Bread Ripe For Success

The trophy shelf at the Tea Gardens Bake House has run out of room, after the bakery won six more awards at the Newcastle Baking Show.

The New South Wales bakery placed first for its banana bread, as well as its meat and vegetable pastie created by pastry chef Milton Churchill. The bakery’s fruit loaf, plain pie, sausage roll and gourmet spaghetti Bolognese pie were also recognised, coming in second place.

The Baking Association of Australia show, held at Hamilton TAFE on March 19, attracted more than 70 entrants from as far as Nowra and the Mid North Coast.

“It was amazing to take home six awards when the competition was so high,” Tea Gardens Bake House owner Amanda Battle told the Myall Coast Nota.

Amanda said key to the winning banana bread’s success was a generous serving of ripe fruit.

The win comes after the bakery took home seven medals at the Port Macquarie Baking Show last year, including awards for its pasties and sponge cake.


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