Town’s Hame Bakery has the white stuff!

Peterhead’s Hame Bakery has been recognised for its high quality white bread in a national competition.

Friday, 18th April 2014, 6:00 am
Graeme Moore of The Hame Bakery with his winning loaf

The Queen Street bakery’s white bread was highly commended at the Scottish Baker of the Year product judging day.

Baker Graeme Moore, 23, produces the white bread in question and said he was “chuffed” with the result.

Graeme has worked at the Hame Bakery for nearly ten years, starting when he left school aged 14.

Linda Jackson of the Hame Bakery said everyone was delighted at their success: “We got Silver last year for our wholemeal bread but this is the one we really wanted.”

The Blue Toon bakery has also won a number of awards for their homemade pies in recent years.

More than 20,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favorite bakery products across six categories and on April 2, more than 100 bakers delivered 600 of the most popular products in the land for scrutiny by a panel of 40 expert and independent judges.

With a sea of scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits, the judges had a hard task tasting, smelling and squishing each and every item to shortlist the best products in the land.

Scottish Bakers chief executive Alan Clarke said: “Scottish bakers have once again done us proud. We are very impressed with the high standard of the products they produce every day and to get a highly commended is recognition of the overall quality of the baking provided by the company.”

TV judge and celebrity cake-designer Mich Turner MBE will be presenting the certificates at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards in May.

She said: “I look forward to being surprised and delighted when I announce the winners in Glasgow.”

Scottish Bakers was established in 1891 and since then have represented and promoted the interests of the bakery trade in Scotland.