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Bakery rises to the challenge

HOT STUFF: Kelly’s Bakery bakers David King, Claire Wylie and Todd Dorling claimed multiple awards.

THE team at Kelly’s Bakery in Korumburra have their eyes on a national prize, after scooping four gold and two bronze medals at the Geelong Baking Show.

With gold for its high top loaf, 450g Vienna, 680g white loaf and plain sausage rolls, the bakery is considered hot stuff.

Added to that, first year apprentice Claire Wylie – a rising star if there ever was one – added another gold and bronze to the haul, with prizes in the apprentice section of the show.

Head baker David King told The Star that while the bakery had won awards for its pies, it was the first time it had entered bread and sausage rolls in a contest.

They are two staples that bring in a lot of dough for the business.

“We just made a normal loaf, exactly like the one we would sell in the shop. We have been trialing a few different things recently. I think we’ve got it pretty well sorted,” he said.

The 30 year old has been baking for the past 15 years.

He believes that bakers can do so much, but ingredients also play a big part in creating any successful product. The bakery’s sausage rolls are a case in point.

“The fact that we use meat from a butcher, that’s not something that’s mass produced. Our butcher sources all his own beef from his own farm. It’s delivered straight to us,” David said.

“We sell about 1500 a week. They’re big numbers. We had really no idea what the judges were looking for.”

Despite the bakery’s novice status, their sausage rolls found favour among experts.

The proof is in the tasting. Kelly’s sausage rolls taste wonderful. And for just $2 there is a hardly a better buy in town.

David said the team would now gear up for the national pie titles in September.

Owner Michelle Beggs said her bakery team was hot stuff and she was rapt that Claire had performed so well.  

“We’re a small town bakery trying to do the best we can,” she said.

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