Aus­tralia’s best mince pie named

SEC­OND NA­TIONAL AWARD

Joondalup Times - - FRONT PAGE -

A MARANGAROO res­i­dent’s bak­ery has ce­mented its claim to hav­ing the coun­try’s best mince pie af­ter tak­ing out a na­tional ti­tle for a sec­ond straight year.

Oven Crisp Bak­ery, which has out­lets in Bull Creek and River­ton, was named win­ner of the Of­fi­cial Great Aussie Pie Com­pe­ti­tion’s plain pie cat­e­gory fol­low­ing judg­ing in Syd­ney.

Owner Tommy Nguyen said there was a lot of pres­sure af­ter the bak­ery won the same award 12 months ear­lier.

“The first time I won, I wasn’t sure if the pie was good or bad, but the sec­ond time you know or feel that it is very good,” he said.

“There was a lot of pres­sure be­cause be­fore we didn’t have any­thing to lose.

“This time, there were more com­peti­tors, more com­pe­ti­tion. It was very stress­ful be­cause there was a lot to lose.”

Mr Nguyen said the fill­ing in his 2017 en­try was the same recipe as his win­ning en­try 12 months ear­lier.

The main change, prompted by feed­back from the judges in 2016, was a crispier bot­tom and fluffier pas­try top­ping.

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Tommy Nguyen with his win­ning pie.

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