Suffolk baker Mark Felgate was named as "The Nation’s Tastiest Baker" of regional bread as part of the eighth Farmhouse Breakfast Week celebrations this week.
Felgate, of The Cake Shop of Woodbridge, Suffolk (owned by Peter Wright), picked up the prize for his loaves including the Suffolk Trencher, an Anglo Saxon loaf made with four flours, seven varieties of seeds and a dash of honey.
Lincolnshire bakers Mount Pleasant Windmill and Welbournes Bakery both received judges’ commendations for their plum loaves, as did Thomsons Bakery in Newcastle for its Brown Ale Bread.
Farmhouse Breakfast Week, organised by the Home-Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA), aims to highlight the importance of breakfast and the range and quality of regional breakfast produce available in the UK. Over 1,500 events were due to take place across the country this week as part of the event.
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e week, HGCA chief executive Jonathan Cowens said it was growing in popularity every year, with big retailers such as Tesco now supporting it.