Bake Off

OBHAG Committee Member Margaret Harrison and Margaret Edwards of Oswestry Country Markets will be lending an expert eye to the judging panel selecting the finalists for the Oswestry Heritage Bake-Off.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood may soon be flavour of the month as the BBC’s Great British Bake-Off gets set to return to our TV screens. But the border town of Oswestry in North Shropshire is busy cooking up its very own version of the popular competition in which local culinary talent and heritage will take centre stage.

The HOOOH Community Group and film maker, Joey Edwards of Filmage, are teaming up on the community film which will document all the excitement and drama of the home-grown contest as it unfolds during Oswestry’s Heritage Open Days (September 9-11).

The organisers are calling on amateur cooks, 16 years and up, to submit their designs for a showpiece cake or bake on the theme of Oswestry heritage for the chance of going forward to the filmed bake-off. Three finalists will be selected from initial entries by a judging panel including representatives from Oswestry Country Markets and Oswestry and Borders History and Archaeology Group (OBHAG).

The bake-off will be hosted by North Shropshire College in the kitchens of its Oswestry campus on September 9. Judging takes place the following day at Oswestry Castle Bank when Town Mayor, Paul Milner, will present the winner with the Oswestry Heritage Bake-Off trophy.