Stanwick family shows its baking credentials at World Bread Awards

Christopher Foster with his World Bread Award
Christopher Foster with his World Bread Award

A family with a shared love of baking has risen to the challenge and scooped a number of awards.

Sue Foster and son Christopher, 12, of Stanwick picked up awards at the World Bread Awards held at St John’s Church in Hyde Park, London, last week.

Sue Foster receiving her World Bread Award from Frances Quinn

Sue Foster receiving her World Bread Award from Frances Quinn

Sue won the scone category with a Rockin Roquefort and walnut scone, impressing the judges with the crumb structure of her bake.

Christopher won the Kitchen Aid Young Baker 12-17 category and received two golds with his flower power bread and his Otto the Octopus bread with eight different tasty tentacles.

The judges said they were impressed with the creativity and flavour of his bakes.

Mum Sue said: “The World Bread Awards happen every year in October, and they are the oscars of the bread world.

They are the oscars of the bread world

Sue Foster

“It’s a big event, they have about 70 judges there.

“This year was the first year they have had a scone category so I decided to enter it and won that category.

“But it’s about the children really, I like home baking and I like getting the kids into the kitchen but technically I am not a good baker.”

But when it comes to Christopher, his mum described him as ‘the master’ and said he just loves baking for people.

Christopher Foster's octopus shaped bread

Christopher Foster's octopus shaped bread

She added: “This is the second year running that Christopher has won.

“He’s very creative so he always does well because he picks a different shape, a completely different idea to most children, and he’s really strong with taste so he wouldn’t be entering anything plain.”

Sue said Christopher can turn his hand to most things, including pastries, bread and cakes as well as jam and marmalade, and the family loves to watch the Great British Bake Off together.

But the talent doesn’t stop there as sister Charlotte, 10, won the children’s category in Wellingborough’s own version of the Bake Off, which took place last weekend.

And her mum also came out on top in the same competition, taking the spoils in the gluten-free cake category.

To keep up-to-date with the family’s award-winning baking, go to www.jammybakers.blogspot.co.uk.