WI’s Islandwide take part in ‘Bake-Off’ competition

By Press Release Jun 11, 2024

Five different WIs across the Island took part in a “Bake-Off” competition at the Downside Centre, Newport, on Monday.

Whitwell, Brighstone, Shanklin Hyde, Alverstone and the Rydettes each sent along a pair of hopeful bakers to participate in the inaugural challenge, organised by Georgina Moon, who hopes they will become a regular feature of the WI programme on the Island.

Each pair worked together to make shortbread using the same WI recipe, as well as making biscuits of their own choice. The standard of entries was extremely high, and included custard creams, choc chip cookies, rhubarb and custard biscuits and gingernuts.

Rachel Thompson, the manager of the Community Centre, was asked to judge the entries and had a difficult job in choosing the winners. After tasting all the biscuits, Rachel declared that Karen Dyke and Gail Scott from Alverstone WI were the overall winners, who were ably assisted by their ever-helpful mascot, Alvera. Everyone agreed that the afternoon had been a great success, and were looking forward to further WI “bake-off” events planned for later in the year.