Brixton Windmill’s Festive Bake contest is back!

We’re calling all amateur bakers, who have spent the long months of the 2020 pandemic lockdowns honing their baking skills, to put them to the test by entering our 2020 Brixton Windmill Festive Bake contest on Sunday 13 December.

All entries should have a seasonal theme and be baked using locally milled wholemeal Brixton Windmill flour. Participants must provide the recipe with their entry.

Our judge is the very experienced local artisan baker, Richard Scroggs of the Old Post Office Bakery on Landor Road.

Only amateur bakers can enter this contest and there is no age limit. Three prizes will be awarded, and photographs of the three winning entries will feature in Brixton Windmill’s social media and in a future news item on our website, along with the recipes.

Entries must be received by noon on Sunday 13 December at the Brixton Windmill Centre, next to Brixton Windmill, SW2 5DA. They will all be displayed at the Windmill Winter Market after 2pm, with the winning entries clearly marked. Because of Covid-19 social distancing, the judging this year will take place in private, but feedback will be provided later to the winners.

1st prize: A free place on one of Brixton Windmill’s bread baking classes

2nd prize: A Brixton Windmill apron + bag of Brixton Windmill flour

3rd prize:  A Brixton Windmill T-shirt + bag of Brixton Windmill flour

To enter, just bring your bake + recipe, along with your name and contact details, to Brixton Windmill Centre in Windmill Gardens on Sunday 13 December before noon. The centre will be open from 10.30am.

Entry is free, and you can enter any kind of seasonal bake – but it must be home made and it must use Brixton Windmill flour.

So start practising your bake now – you may be judged Brixton Windmill Baker of the year for 2020. Good luck!

If Covid-19 social distancing regulations change, this event may be cancelled. Please check our website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts for the latest updates.

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