New for ITV1 Daytime: Britains Best Bakery
A national search for Britain's best bakery will be airing daily on ITV1 towards the end of 2012.
More than a food competition this series is a celebration of bakeries around the UK, the delicious goods they produce, their regional specialities and their centuries old baking heritage.
Expert judges Mich Turner MBE (TV chef, author and owner of Little Venice Cake Company) and Peter Sidwell (TV chef, cookery writer and restaurateur) will be sampling the delicacies of the countrys favourite independent, family run and community bakeries, tasting and critiquing their way through breads, cakes, pastries and pies.
The shortlisted bakeries compete in a series of baking challenges that put their skills to the test from organic artisan sour dough breads to the more obscure Bedfordshire clanger and the Lancashire courting cake, and include favourite bakes whose origins lie beyond the UK, such as baklava and bagels.
Stripped across four weeks, the daily episodes of Britains Best Bakery will also reveal the heart-warming stories of the bakeries and the people who lovingly create and bake there.
Britains Best Bakery is a Shine Production for ITV1. ITV's Director of Factual and Daytime Alison Sharman and ITVs Controller of Popular Factual, Jo Clinton Davis commissioned the series.
The Executive Producers for Shine are; Kelly Webb-Lamb, Catherine Welton and Lorna-Dawn Creanor.
Added On Monday, 2 July 2012