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Old and young win big at Bake Off

Family recipes have been put to the test and winners chosen following the grand finale of the annual Big Bethanie Bake Off.

The 2018 winners of the Big Bethanie Bake Off (Source: Bethanie)
The 2018 winners of the Big Bethanie Bake Off (Source: Bethanie)

Run by Western Australian aged care provider Bethanie, aims to bring local seniors and juniors together to present their favourite recipe or family recipe, along with the story behind it, to be judged by a panel of experts.

This year, for the event’s fifth year, the recipes were judged by Executive Director Hospitality and Trades West Coast Institute Patrick O’Brien, Food Columnist Margaret Johnson and Bethanie Chief Executive Officer Chris How.

The 2018 winners include:

  • Best Senior Award - Joan Edmonds from Bethanie Mount Claremont Living Well Centre for her Mum’s Patty Cakes
  • Best Student Award - Tom Rechichi from St Anthony’s School Greenmount for his Gnocchi
  • 2018 Big Bethanie Bake Off Champion - Isabell Neill from Bethanie Kwinana Living Well Centre for her Cauliflower Mustard Pickle

Mr How says the event not only creates an opportunity to reminisce and relive the wonderful memories that arise while searching for their favourite recipe, along with the story behind it, to be judged by a panel of experts.

“We have been running this event for five years now and I’m never disappointed sitting on the judging panel,” he says.

“It’s wonderful to hear the stories of where each recipe came from and to feel the excitement from the contestants as they get their chance to shine on stage.”

Finalist recipes from the 2018 Big Bethanie Bake Off will be published in a special recipe booklet.

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