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The great town bake off
BAKERS are being encouraged to put their culinary skills to the test by creating a cake that Leyland can call its own.
The search to find a Leyland cake was launched at the town’s Balshaws CE High School, when Year 10 food technology students were given a baking master class by Tony Bain, general manager of Glover’s Bakery, which is sponsoring the competition.
The winner will be announced during the Leyland Festival on Saturday, July 7, when a panel of judges will sample all the entries.
The winning recipe will be produced commercially by Glover’s, who will sell the newly-crowned Leyland Cake at their shops locally and it will also be available from a number of retail outlets in the town.
Judges will be looking for a mouth-watering recipe with some links to Leyland, and it can be a cake, a biscuit or a sweet pastry.
To enter the competition, you need to make some samples of your cake for the judges to taste, and bring along details of your recipe and cooking method, plus an explanation of what inspired you to name it after Leyland.
Full details and an entry form can be found at the Visit Leyland website by clicking on the Leyland Festival information, or by emailing festival@south ribble.gov.uk.
There are two competition categories – one for adults aged 17 and over and another for juniors aged up to 16 – and the Leyland Cake will be chosen from one of the two winning recipes.