Put your baking skills to test at Welwyn Hatfield museum

A FAN of baking bread at home?

Well you can put your talent to test next Sunday, May 9 as Mill Green Museum is holding a home baked bread competition.

Loaves of any type and shape are wanted for the event, which has been organised as part of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Open Mills Weekend and National Real Bread Maker Week.

Museum manager Caroline Rawle said: “We’re really excited about seeing the huge range and variety of breads that are going to be created for the competition, celebrating the skill of local home bread makers of all nationalities.”

All visitors will have free admission and will be able to sample all the breads. Staff will also be available to offer handy tips and recipes.


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The winner will be selected by a judging panel with prizes being awarded to the top three adult entries, and the winner of the children’s category (under 16).

Other activities will include a demonstration of traditional spoon carving and for younger visitors, storytelling sessions as well as planting and taking home their own vegetables.

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Entry forms can be collected from the museum during opening hours, Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm to 5pm; or by calling 01707 271362, emailing museum@welhat.gov.uk or downloading a copy from www.welhat.gov.uk/museum

They must be returned to the mill by Wednesday, May 5.

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