Chefs’ efforts impress Harborough baker Frances Quinn

Frances Quinn judged a competition organised by Harborough-based edibLE16
Frances Quinn judged a competition organised by Harborough-based edibLE16

Budding chefs had their favourite recipes judged by Harborough’s Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn.

The competition was organised by edibLE16, a not-for-profit organisation which supports food producers in the Harborough area, and invited people to provide recipes with a list of ingredients and a photo of the finished product.

First prize in the primary school category was Toby Ingram, who entered his Chocolate and Banana Loaf.

The winner of the secondary school category was Anna Halberda with her Lemon and Rhubarb Meringue Roulade, while first prize in the adult category went to Nathan Dare, who entered his Baked Sausages with Leeks, Apples and Cider recipe.

Judy Burrage, edibLE16’s competition organiser, said: “The competition was a great success, and showcased the huge variety of dishes that can be made with local produce.”

“edibLE16 would like to thank all the entrants for sending in their wonderful recipes, all of which will be available for the public to download at www.edible16.org.uk in the coming weeks.”

Toby, winner of the primary school category, said: “Entering the competition was really exciting – I baked the loaf with my mum before and wanted to enter it.

“I liked drawing the packaging for the loaf.”

All the winners received a signed copy of Frances Quinn’s book, a £50 voucher for The Kitchen Shop or the edibLE16 shop, edibLE16 apron and tote bag.

Runners-up also received a cook book, edibLE16 apron and tote bag.

The edibLE16 volunteers have been holding pop-up shops to entice passers-by. The next shop is hoped to take place at Welland Park PTA Fun Day on Saturday, June 6. The not-for-profit organisation aims to encourage residents to buy local, by providing a one stop shop for produce. Customers select their shopping online and then collect it on Saturdays from The Admiral Nelson Pub in Nelson Street.