Gin Gin Bakery has received gold, silver and bronze for his or her scrumptious pies and a pastie at Australia’s Greatest Pie and Pastie Comp.
Gin Gin Bakery proprietor Maree Baker was proud and astounded after coming into the awards on a whim, but it surely seems her pies could be the most effective factor since sliced bread.
The annual competition, which is often held in Melbourne however as a consequence of COVID-19 restriction judging came about in Sydney, had grasp bakers from everywhere in the nation enter a wide range of flaky, chunky and mouth-watering pies.
Maree mentioned they selected to enter Australia’s Greatest Pie and Pastie Comp on the final minute, and the baked items have been simply picked straight off the shelf, frozen and despatched.
“We acquired letters from them inviting us to compete, but it surely was a last-minute choice to ente. We have been very hesitant at first, then thought we should always simply have a go,” she mentioned.
“We by no means thought we stood an opportunity within the competitors as we’re just a bit nation city bakery and we knew entries got here from throughout Australia.
“We did not do something otherwise for the pies that we entered, they have been similar to the pies we bake daily.”
Maree purchased Gin Gin Bakery in Could final 12 months, and three of the award-winning recipes have been handed down over 30 years from the previous bakers, but it surely was the hen pie made by her son Robert that took out a gold medal.
“We expect our pies are nice due to the contemporary handmade pastry,” Maree mentioned.
“Our hen pie was made by my son Robert from his personal particular recipe, the opposite pie recipes are handed down from over 30 years from former bakers within the Gin Gin Bakery.
“All the things in our bakery is handmade right here on web site.
“We’re so proud and honoured to obtain these awards. I am truly gobsmacked that we bought something.”
Maree mentioned since proudly owning Gin Gin Bakery they’d struggled by means of COVID-19 restrictions earlier within the 12 months and it was good their family-run enterprise had been recognised for his or her work effort.
“I am so pleased with my three sons who do all of the baking for the bakery,” she mentioned.
“They put in so many hours of exhausting work, which is paying off, with the nice contemporary number of pies, muffins, buns and so on that we have now accessible.
“We wish to thank all our prospects for his or her continuous assist particularly although these exhausting instances with the COVID-19.
“Are available in and seize an award-winning pie.”
Australia’s Greatest Pie Comp and Australia’s Greatest Pastie Comp is organised by the Baking Affiliation of Australia, the trade’s peak physique, and is the baking trade’s solely recognised nationwide pie and pastie competitors.
Each of those competitions carry trade status and delight as they’re performed by the trade and for the trade.