This was a tough category in the Small Food Awards. Viennoiserie includes all the delicious things like croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, etc. The main event is butter and the big deal about it is called "lamination." Viennoiserie is made with "laminated dough". Puff pastry, if you will. The dough is made up of clear and visible layers of pastry and butter. It's not simple to make and it's really not simple to make if you have to do it by hand.
In third place the award went to Indigo Bakes for their Apple Tarts. Patrick also won FIRST PLACE for his pain aux raisins.
In second place, came Michelle Stratford from Planet Leicester Bakers for her pain au chocolat - a remarkable win as it was the first time she had ever made them!
Congratulations to both the winners for their wonderful submissions! Thank you to our generous supporters in this category: Gilchester's Organics gave wonderful prizes of flour. Russums provided kitchen kit. SAF provided courses. Camilla Barnard from Rude Health provided brand coaching and Jane Mason provided business coaching. THANKS!!!!