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Edinburgh food stuff blogger scholar Sophie is crowned Scotland’s top rated dwelling baker

An Edinburgh food items blogger crowned Scotland’s very best property baker will have her culinary development added to a signature afternoon tea menu.

Sophie Greig scoops top home baker title
Sophie Greig scoops best home baker title

College student, Sophie Greig was named by The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery as its winner residence baker following its nationwide look for before this year.

It comes following Edinburgh contestant Peter Sawkins triumphed as winner of this year’s Terrific British Bake Off.

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In time for the show’s finale, novice bakers from John o’ Groats to Jedburgh have been slipping on their aprons and exhibiting off their culinary creations for a likelihood to be showcased on Gallery’s Scottish Cafe’s legendary afternoon tea menu.

Sophie Greig’s development wins major spot for The Scottish Cafe & Cafe at the Scottish National Gallery

Foodie Sophie, who lives in Marchmont, won with a recipe that is a loved ones favourite.

From vintage product cakes to indulgent gateaus and vintage cupcakes, The Scottish Cafe acquired an overwhelming wide variety of entries from the country’s most proficient dwelling cooks, such as mums, dads, grandparents and kids of all ages. Entries were being also inspired from universities, colleges and family members.

Edinburgh University university student Sophie, who claims she’s a “Food obsessed novice cook and baker”, arrived out on top as this year’s ‘Contini Bake Off’ winner, possessing amazed the judges with her vintage Caramel Apple Paris Brest recipe.

Sophie shares her recipes, assessments and foods inspiration on her Instagram channel, ‘Sophie’s Slice’ which has over 1,300 followers. Latest creations consist of Toffee Apple Stuffed Chai Spiced cookies and selfmade rose flavoured Turkish delight.

Head ‘Contini Bake Off’ judge and Scottish Cafe operator, Carina Contini, was joined by the venue’s professional pastry chefs to find the general star baker. They had been on the lookout for technological capability, innovative aptitude, originality and use of area elements. But finally they hoped to location a delectable and eye-catching addition to the signature afternoon tea menu. The Scottish Cafe has been property to one particular of the finest afternoon teas in Scotland for around a decade.

Commenting on remaining crowned winner of the ‘Contini Bake Off’ 2020, Sophie reported: “I entered the competitors with my bake because it is a favourite of my relatives. I’m thrilled and shocked to have won.”

Carina Contini extra: “We’re completely delighted that Sophie has turn out to be the winner of this year’s Contini Bake Off competitors.

“With the dwelling baking craze continuing to grip the nation, we needed to persuade proficient amateur cooks of all ages to place their culinary expertise in the limelight. Sophie really did rise to the obstacle and dazzled us with her artistic aptitude.

“As the residence of a person of Edinburgh’s greatest afternoon teas at the Scottish Countrywide Gallery, The Scottish Cafe is the excellent placing to celebrate this iconic British dining custom, as properly as people’s enthusiasm for superbly introduced and mouthwateringly delightful meals.

“We appear ahead to launching our third yearly search for Scotland’s most effective household baker in 2021.”

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is an impartial, loved ones company owned and operated by Edinburgh restaurateurs, Victor and Carina Contini. It is is multi award-successful and has been recommended for its potent determination to sourcing Scottish, community, sustainably created foodstuff and consume, as very well as a proactive squander-reduction strategy and instruction initiatives that really encourage workers to set sustainability choices in position.

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