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Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 4.15.19 PMAlways a mouth-watering event, the Perth Royal Bread and Pastry Show 2016 is set for an unprecedented recipe of success.
A stirring of newly added classes, with a sprinkling of international flavours, is bound to turn up the heat for contenders’ seeking to weigh-in with their baking skills!
The French influence will have a presence in the Artisan bread section with the addition of Brioche and Baguette classes. For lovers of the handmade loaf varieties, be thankful there is a knead under this heading for the sweet, plain and flavoured varieties. We’ll toast to that. Still in keeping with the French, the Savoury bakers now have the option to present the time-honoured, perennial favourite – Quiche Lorraine.
Entries in the Sweet section will now feature fruit tarts, as well as croissants, vanilla slices, Danish pastries and pain au chocolat – all of which are made from the classic French leavened puff pastry technique that gives these products their unique flaky characteristic.
There is a call in the Biscuit section for the universal taste of Scottish shortbread and Biscotti. Moving on, judges can expect to taste test Slices including caramel and muesli as well as Brownies. For those with a sweet tooth, Cakes will feature a decorated sponge cake, Christmas cake, fruit muffins, Friand and cupcakes. Roll out the tooth fairy…
The catering for Apprentice classes includes three additions, of which two are Melting Moments and Anzac take the Biscuit.  Chocolate eclairs fall under the Pastry heading.
For the bakers who get a kick out of the AFL – the game is on. To find the winning pie fit for footy lovers. Claiming this goal will entitle free entry into the national ‘Official Great Aussie Footy Pie Competition’ to be held in Melbourne in September. This fun-filled element of the Show demands creative ingenuity – as long as entrants stick to the rules! The pie must be oval in shape, with a filling of minced beef. The top crust is to be decorated with favourite team colours and design.
And…it will need to pass the footy test. In other words no meaty dribble is allowed to be seen running down a shirt front when teeth are sunk into it.
Note: there will be a celebrity umpire (judge) on the sidelines with keen eyes watching the process!
The Perth Royal Bread and Pastry Show is one of the Premium Produce competitions established by the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA) as a benchmark of quality and innovation. It is WA’s premier industry competition and can advance commercial success and brand awareness.


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