Cottage Bakery wins nine awards at national competition

WINNERS: Cottage Bakery apprentice Kiarn Davis with his traditional pasties, which won bronze at the national bakery competition in Melbourne. The bakery won nine awards in total. Picture: supplied.
WINNERS: Cottage Bakery apprentice Kiarn Davis with his traditional pasties, which won bronze at the national bakery competition in Melbourne. The bakery won nine awards in total. Picture: supplied.

Cottage Bakery at Scottsdale won nine awards at Australia’s Best Pie and Pastie competition last month. 

The bakery’s beef-and-beer and mince pies won silver, and its scallop, chicken and camembert, chunky beef and its traditional pastie each won a bronze medal. 

Part owner Vanessa Lodge said bakeries from all over Australia competed. 

“One of our apprentices, Cain Lodge, won bronze for his traditional pastie and mince pie and the other, Kiarn Davis, won silver for his mince pie,” Mrs Lodge said. 

The pastries were judged on a variety of different factors.

“They judged whether the pastry was too dark, too dry, too greasy, the flavour. They taste them cold and warm,” she said.