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Do you bake Devon’s best scones?

PUBLISHED: 11:20 19 June 2017

Kate Jenkins of Froginwell Vineyard is on the judging panel

Kate Jenkins of Froginwell Vineyard is on the judging panel

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The search is on to find Devon’s best scone makers with the launch of the Devon’s Best Scone 2017 competition

Are your scones the best in Devon? Are your scones the best in Devon?

In May 2016 Devon Life launched a new competition to find the best scones being made in Devon.

The initial idea came from Kate Jenkins at Froginwell Vineyard at Woodbury Salterton. No stranger to scone making herself, and well aware of how popular they were at her own vineyard café, she nevertheless felt it was about time we made a bit more of the Devon favourite.

We agreed and the inaugural Devon’s Best Scone competition took place at the vineyard. David Evans, who bakes scones in the Aga at his Dartmoor home, won the Amateur title and Julia Williams from the Royal Oak Farm tea rooms at Cotleigh walked off with the top prize in the Professional category.

So we come to this year’s event, which will again take place at Froginwell Vineyard on Saturday, 15 July.

There are no semi final heats this year. Instead, all entrants will be asked to bring two scones to the vineyard between 11am and 1pm on the morning of the competition ready for judging which will take place from 1.30pm.

How to enter:

All entrants must register online here

You will need to fill in your name, address and contact details and state which class you are entering (Amateur or Professional). If you are entering the Professional class, you must also include the name of the business.

If you cannot bring your scones to the competition day in person, you must also name the person who will be bringing them on your behalf.

You will receive a receipt for your entry which guarantees your place in the competition.

Please note: Entries must be received by Friday, 7 July but there is a limit on the number of scones which can be judged and entries will close when the limit is reached, so we would advise you to register as soon as possible!

Rules:

The competition is open to both amateur and professionals but will be judged in two separate classes.

Entrants must be aged 16 and over.

If you make or sell scones other than at a fete or community event, you must enter the professional category.

Competition Day:

All entrants will need to make two scones and bring them in person to Froginwell Vineyard on Saturday, 15 July between 11am and 1pm. One scone will be judged and so should be left plain; you are welcome to plate up the second scone for display in whatever way you choose.

Judging will begin at 1.30pm, with winners announced by 3.30pm.

Judges:

Along with Kate, the judges will include Jim and Lucy Fisher from Exeter Cookery School, Radio Devon’s Gordon Sparks and self-confessed cream tea guru Ditch Townsend.

Prizes:

The winner of the amateur class will win two tickets to a half day course at Exeter Cookery School and a bottle of Froginwell fizz.

The professional winner will be entitled to promote themselves as Devon Life’s Best Scone Maker of the Year 2017.

Froginwell is in a lovely setting, with plenty of outside areas in which to relax and while away a sunny afternoon. Judging will take place inside the cafe, and people are welcome to watch and hear feedback on the blind tastings, but if the stress gets too much there is plenty of space in which to escape! With entertainment for children, including a bouncy castle and face painting, it will be a great way to spend an afternoon.

The competition is free to enter, but there will be a suggested donation on the day of £5 per entry to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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