MOSSMAN BAKERY TASTES VICTORY AT NATIONAL PIE CONTEST
A FAR Northern bakery has claimed national praise after turning an Aussie favourite into a gourmet sensation.
The Mossman Bakery has baked its way to the top taking out two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the Great Aussie Pie Competition in Melbourne.
A standout was the chicken and camembert pie, which claimed a gold in the poultry category amid stiff competition from across the country.
Its creator is chef Jason Powell, whose love of flavour combinations has bolstered the bakery’s range of offerings.
“As a chef by trade I’ve cooked with chicken, camembert and bacon flavours before, but I’d never really seen it in a pie so I suggested it for the shop and also to enter it in the competition,” Mr Powell said.
Only introduced six months ago, Mr Powell said it was already a favourite.
Owner Russel Pont said it was very rewarding to win gold for the chicken and camembert pies and the pepper steak pies and passed much of the credit to Mr Powell.
“Jason has brought a lot of experience to the bakery and his input with the fillings has been outstanding,” he said.
“We started entering this competition three years ago and have always done well with silver medals for our corned beef and white sauce pies.”
It claimed silver again this year and the plain mince pie was awarded bronze.
Jason Powell and Mossman Bakery owner Russel Pont in the kitchen with their award-winning pies.