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The Great Essex Bake Off

The Great Essex Bake Off competition is back at The Essex Festival of Food and Drink this summer.

Judging the Saturday competitions is Ruby Tandoh who was a finalist in the 2013 Great British Bake Off and judging on Sunday is Jo Wheatley who won the Great British Bake Off in 2011. All the entries will be initially judged by Nick Anderson from Mayfield Farm Bakery who will select three finalists in each category. The winners will be selected by Ruby and Jo.

On Saturday 19 July the classes are:

Adult Class: Classic Sour Dough Loaf

Adult Class: Macarons filled with ganache, buttercream, caramel or fruit jam and can be a mixture of colours of your choice

Junior Class (10 - 14yrs):  Six decorated Gingerbread Men

On Sunday 20 July, classes are:

Adult class: Tear and Share Cheesy Herb Loaf

Adult class: Coffee and Walnut Cake

Junior Class (10 - 14 yrs): Six Rocky Road Cupcakes

Prizes include cookery classes at Braxted Park and Marriage's flour. More information is at

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