With a new date and venue for the 2021 competition, we have opened the entry portal once again offering you a few more days to enter your loaves for a chance to be crowned Britain’s Best Loaf. Don’t miss this chance to secure the top title for their loaves.
The competition has six categories for you to enter: Gluten Free, Innovation, Plain Sourdough, Sourdough With Other Ingredients, White and Wholegrain.
The entry process couldn’t be easier; all we ask for is the name and description of your loaf and one accompanying photo. It’s quick and simple!
We select a winning and highly commended loaf for each category, plus award the top accolade of Britain’s Best Loaf 2021 to the bread our judges deem to be the finest in Britain!
View the categories and entry criteria below.
Please note there is a maximum limit of 5 entries per category. Because of this year’s circumstances, bakers do not need to deliver their loaves personally; they can courier them to the judging venue if preferred.
Entry deadline Thursday 24 June 2021
An open weight class. A loaf of any variety, but must be made with gluten-free flour and gluten-free yeast. Entrants will need to supply TWO loaves or EIGHT rolls.
An open weight class that can be made using any bread processing technique but applicants must provide written details of why the product is innovative, how it was developed and include details of ingredients and processing. Entrants will need to supply TWO loaves or EIGHT rolls.
Entrants will need to supply TWO 800g bread products made 100% by fermentation using naturally occurring lactobacillus or the capture of wild yeasts through a starter dough. The recipe and method should be enclosed with each entry.
Entrants will need to supply TWO 800g bread products made 100% by fermentation using naturally occurring lactobacillus or the capture of wild yeasts through a starter dough. It may contain additional ingredients such as nuts, seeds, vegetables and honey. The recipe and method should be enclosed with each entry.
Entrants will need to supply TWO standard 800g white loaves baked, they may be floured and/or cut or left plain before baking.
Entrants will need to supply TWO 400g bread products made from any combination of grains such as barley, wholewheat, malted wheat, spelt or oats.
“It took a while for the news to sink in. But not it has, we are completely over the moon... We’re already planning for next year when it’ll be bigger and even more anticipated.”
Winner of Britain’s Best Loaf 2020
“This year it’s been particularly hard for teams up and down the country... Doing awards like this and winning is a massive pick-me-up for the team.”
Winner of the White category and Highly Commended in Sourdough With Other Ingredients and Plain Sourdough 2020
“We’ve had many congratulations and many cards. It’s a small town so for me it helps to promote the town as well.”
Winner and Highly Commended in the Wholemeal category 2020
“I was a little bit surprised [that we won]. But the win was validation that we’re on the right track.”
Winner of Sourdough With Other Ingredients category 2020