Students hold bake-off to celebrate vegetarian week

PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 June 2018

The winning dish.

The winning dish.


Keen chefs from Nailsea School celebrated National Vegetarian Week with a meat-free bake-off.

Rebecca with the cook book.Rebecca with the cook book.

More than 40 year 10 students who are studying for the food preparation and nutrition GCSE took part in the challenge to prepare a vegetarian dish.

Students created a variety of dishes including spinach and butternut squash lasagne, griddled halloumi, strawberry and black pepper biscuits and home-made ice cream.

Food teacher Catherine Hounsell was really impressed with the teenagers’ creations.

She said: “The standard was really very high, it was a great competition and opportunities like these are a terrific way for students to get experience, particularly in time for their GCSE practical exam.”

Winning students who took part in the vegetarian bake-off.Winning students who took part in the vegetarian bake-off.

First place went to Rebecca for her bean burger in a homemade bun served with hand-cut wedges, while Natalia took second place with her chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

The recipes will be used to create an online recipe book.

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