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Big award for Little bakery

By Fiona Reid

A FAMILY bakers in Moffat have only ‘scone’ and done it and received an award for Best Potato Scone in Scotland.

The Scottish Baker of the Year 2015/16 awards recognised R Little Bakers’ potato scones last week when they declared them the best in the country.

Scottish Bakers, a group who support and promote the interests of bakers across the country, asked people to vote for their favourite bakery items in categories ranging from biscuits to breads.

The top products in each category where then delivered to Dunfermline and judged by a panel of experts. Delighted with the accolade, owner Davie Little said: “We were told we were in the running for a regional award and we were really pleased.
“But when the results came out for regional awards our name was no where to be seen and so we thought that was that and better luck next time.”

Davie, his son Cameron and the whole team at R Little were later stunned to find out they had bypassed the regional awards to claim a national prize for their potato scones.

Owner of award winning Little Venice Cake Company and judge on ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery, Mitch Turner MBE, presented R Little Bakers with their award at the weekend during a glittering ceremony.

Davie said: “It was amazing, we are so happy. There are some big names on the list of winners and to have our little family bakers recognised along with the big wigs in Scottish baking, well that really means a lot.”

He added: “We take our business very seriously and use traditional methods and craftsmen’s skills to deliver quality every time.
“But we could not have come this far in the competition without our dedicated and skilled team and without the votes of the customers.”

However, Davie revealed that ironically the traditional Scottish food product, which is usually included in a Scottish breakfast roll, is made by the hands of the shop’s Polish baker George Milewkzyk, who was also delighted with the win.


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