Tuck box: Nine-year-old Niamh’s baking triumoh

Cake-off winner Niamh Yates of Dronfield with Fabulous Baker Brother Henry Herbert and daughter Elmer
Cake-off winner Niamh Yates of Dronfield with Fabulous Baker Brother Henry Herbert and daughter Elmer

Budding baker Niamh Yates made a splash with her culinary creation and walked off with the prize at last weekend’s Bakewell Baking Festival.

Nine-year-old Niamh, from Dronfield, came up with the idea of a paintbrush and rainbow paint for her decorated cake on the theme of ‘what makes you happy’. It was judged the winner by celebrity judge Henry Herbert (Fabulous Baker Brothers).

Crowds gathered on Bakewell Showground for the now-annual event, which also starred Nadiya Hussain, Edd Kimber, Stacie Stewart and Sheffield’s Howard Middleton.

SECOND HELPINGS

The Sheffield Cook Book, produced by local Meze Publishing, has proved so popular that the company is serving up more.

Second Helpings is due to be published later this year, priced £14.95, and local restaurants or food businesses wanting to get involved are being invited to get in touch via the website. Visit: www.mezepublishing.co.uk

PAIRING UP

Sheffield’s Culinary Chemist – MasterChef finalist Stuart Archer – is cooking up an ale-lover’s treat at the community-owned Anglers Rest pub in Bamford.

The Fearlessly Tasteful food and beer pairing night takes place next Thursday (August 25); £30 for three courses and four beers.

FISHY TALE

There’s something fishy on the menu at Sheffield’s True North Brew Co pubs...

Fresh lobster will be served in a variety of speciality dishes for 10 days from August 26 at the Broadfield, York, Old House, Forum and British Oak.