It’s that time again, when Kilkenny comes alive with food stalls, cookery demonstrations, food talks and all things foody from October 27th to 30th for the Savour Food Festival. The Little Mill is delighted to be involved once more with its Junior Baking Competition. This year we are focusing on Chocolate, asking our junior bakers to amaze us with their recipes using our stoneground wholemeal flours and chocolate.
Kilkenny is known for the clash of the ash, but we think it can safely be said it also takes the honour of being the Cat’s Meow when it comes to baking too! This year’s Little Mill / Savour Kilkenny baking competition was the biggest ever. We called on the young people of Kilkenny to give us a clash of cakes and that is certainly what we got! We had 65 entries and the standard was way beyond anything we could have imagined. The judges job was extremely difficult, and although the task wasn’t easy, an overall winner under each age category was chosen (under 18 & under 12) plus a number of runner up cakes. We would like to share with you the recipes from the winning entries over the next couple of weeks. So here you go, first up Louisa Bedrani’s Plum and Blueberry Upside - Down Cake.
It’s coming up to that time of year again, no not premature Christmas decorations. It’s Savour Kilkenny, the foodie event of the year and even better it is the 10th Anniversary of the festival. So it’s going to be a cracker!
We are running our baking competition once more, looking for all the wonderful creative bakers of Kilkenny to submit their delicious recipes and baked goods.
The Little Mill Clash of the Cakes!
Junior Baking Competition Under 18’s and Under 12’s
Kilkenny is well used to the clash of the ash, but what about clash of the cakes? We are looking for the ultimate wholemeal cake. Create recipes with whatever you like; chia or chocolate, carrot or cardamom -we are looking for you to inspire us!
As part of the Savour Kilkenny food festival The Little Mill Company held a baking competition to find the best recipes using wholemeal flour. There was an overwhelming response and the standard of recipes entered was extremely high. The team of experienced judges commented on the innovation, quality and flavour of the food submitted by the young bakers.
Joe Mulhall one of the judges of the competition was delighted to see the enthusiasm of the young people involved “The baking skills demonstrated today have exceeded anything we could have imagined, the technical ability and the creativity has been inspiring for us to see, the future of baking in Ireland is safe!”
This is the first time that The Little Mill has participated in Savour Kilkenny and they were delighted with the festival. The company were proud to be awarded stall of the year as judged by Mairead Lavery of The Farmers Journal. The beautiful array of baking submitted by the young entrants brought the stall alive and attracted many viewers and compliments by visitors to the festival.
The winners were:
Grace Quirke Cinnamon Buns
Aironas Miliauskas Wholemeal Crunchy Cones
Ailish Doyle Carrot Cake with a Halloween Twist
Sophie Treacy Baked Vegetable Samosa
Caoimhe McEvoy The Little Mill Plait
Tiernaigh O’Neill Fuzzie Wozzie Spiders
Edie Maher Peach Upside down cake
Kaia McCallum Wholemeal Cheddar Cheese and apple Soda Bread
Emma O’Sullivan Blackberry & Apple Muffin