Monday, December 11, 2023

The Rolling Scones stage baking competition in Louth this weekend

An opportunity to be officially crowned ‘The baker of the best scones in the Wolds’ is the latest opportunity to be added to the inaugural Louth Food and Drink Festival, taking place this Sunday.

The celebration and showcase of fantastic and unique range of local food and drink producers will be taking place in Louth on Lincolnshire Day, on Sunday 1 October, from 10am-4pm.

Organised by East Lindsey District Council, the Festival will welcome over 60 different stalls to the town centre featuring a variety of different food and drink businesses, primarily from the Greater Lincolnshire area.

Demonstrations from local suppliers and venues will take place throughout the day, including chocolate tasting, a cocktail masterclass, and a scone baking demonstration. A children’s area will be set up on the day, featuring pop-up shows from Rhubarb Theatre performing The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as well as live music, played by the likes of Henry Atherton, The Athertons and The Coggle Sisters.

The newest addition to the Festival is a competition organised by The Rolling Scones, who will be giving residents the chance to get involved and be declared ‘The baker of the best scones in the Wolds’.

The competition will broken down into four classes which each have their own specific requirements: Class 1 – Sweet scone – any flavour; Class 2 – Savoury scone – any flavour; Class 3 – Under 16 – Sweet scone – any flavour; Class 4 – Local businesses – fruit scone.

To enter the competition, bakers must choose a specific class and make six scones that meet the criteria, ideally uniform. but shape and size is open to interpretation.

Scones should be left uncut, with no butter, cream or jam added, no matter which way round you do it! The ingredients used in your scones should also be listed and submitted alongside your creations to The Rolling Scones stall from 10am until 11.30am.

Each entry will be expertly judged, including the addition of butter, jam, or cream as applicable, with the results planned to be announced at 3pm on the day.

The Festival is being held as part of the Council’s Vital and Viable Market Towns initiative, working with local communities to protect, promote and preserve East Lindsey’s market towns.

Councillor Adam Grist, East Lindsey District Council portfolio holder for Market Towns and Rural Economy, said: “We are incredibly excited for the festival to kick off in less than a week’s time, and to enjoy the fantastic variety of high-quality food and drink businesses on offer in Louth and the surrounding area. It will be fantastic to see residents, visitors and traders come together to celebrate and explore this offer for themselves.

“It’s amazing to see such fantastic competitions and events scheduled to happen within the Festival throughout the day, as it will hopefully get people engaged and encourage them to show off their abilities or try something new. I would encourage everyone to come along to support our local businesses and producers, while also getting involved in some amazing competitions, activities and performances.”

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