Countdown to Great Burnham Bake Off

BAKE-Off champion Frances Quinn

BAKE-Off champion Frances Quinn

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THE Great Burnham Bake Off is back at the Food and Drink Festival on Saturday, May 24.

Home and professional bakers can enter for free for a chance to be crowned Champion Baker by the judges at 4.30pm.

There are three competitions for cake, bread and a new technical challenge – a dozen uniform scones.

Professionals will be able to enter the cake competition, and individual and families bakers can enter all three competitions.

The inclusion of scones raised questions for festival director Beverley Milner Simonds and sponsor Alex Turco.

To get the answers they met up with Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn and asked: is it ‘scon’ or ‘scone’? And is it jam or cream first?

Frances was adamant that it is ‘scon’ as “the punchline to ‘what’s the fastest cake’ just doesn’t work with ‘scone’!"

She was also firm in her view that it is definitely cream followed by jam, using cream as the butter substitute.

All ambitious bakers have to do is bring their bakes and a completed entry form to the home of the Great Burnham Bake Off, Somerset Skills & Learning in Princess Street, on the day of the festival before 2pm.

The competition will be judged by Frances’s British Bake Off fellow contestant Glenn Cosby and local MP Tessa Munt.

Meanwhile, Frances will be judging the bread section.

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