Award makes Sally a ris­ing tal­ent at bak­ery

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A BAKER has cooked up suc­cess by win­ning a na­tional award.

Sally Hig­gin­bot­tom, who is based at the Poyn­ton branch of Bramhall Bak­ery, has been given a schol­ar­ship to train in France.

She will travel to a French bak­ing school for a week of in­ten­sive train­ing on sour­dough breads.

The award came from the Wor­ship­ful Com­pany of Bak­ers, a guild with ori­gins dat­ing back to 1155.

Sally has been work­ing as an ap­pren­tice at the bak­ery for just over a year.

Scott Peters, di­rec­tor of Bramhall Bak­ery, said train­ing is an im­por­tant part of the busi­ness.

He said: “We are de­lighted that Sally’s hard work has paid off and we are look­ing for­ward to the new skills she will be able to bring back to the bak­ery.”

Sally isn’t the first ap­pren­tice from the bak­ery to win the award. She fol­lows in the foot­steps of the bak­ery’s pre­vi­ous ap­pren­tice Am­ber Smith, who was awarded the James Allen prize for bak­ery ap­pren­tice of the year in 2013 and spent a week at a train­ing cen­tre in Scot­land.

The bak­ery, based in Bramhall, was set up from scratch three years ago by Scott and his wife Jo.

Scott is an ar­ti­san baker from Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia, with over 20 years ex­pe­ri­ence while Jo has spent over 10 years work­ing as a man­age­ment con­sul­tant for a global pro­fes­sional ser­vices firm.

They re­cently opened a sec­ond shop and an ex­panded bak­ery fa­cil­ity in Queensway, Poyn­ton.

It has been a busy time for the bak­ery, which re­cently saw owner Scott judg­ing en­tries in the Poyn­ton Bake Off com­pe­ti­tion at Poyn­ton Methodist Church.

Scott worked his way through a wide range of de­li­cious cakes, canapés and other good­ies be­fore nam­ing the win­ning team as the Vic­tory Girls, who had cre­ated a spread in cel­e­bra­tion of the Sec­ond World War vic­tory an­niver­sary.

Their prize is a bak­ing master class from Scott later in the year.

●● The Poyn­ton stu­dents who re­cently took part in their school’s an­nual fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion at Goose Green Farm in Mottram St An­drew. Leon Grib­bon (right) was the win­ner

●● Bak­ery ap­pren­tice Sally Hig­gin­bot­tom has been given a schol­ar­ship to a French bak­ing school for a week of in­ten­sive train­ing in sour­dough bread

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