Scone of Destiny competition at Castle Fraser

Castle Fraser
Castle Fraser

As the Great British Bake-Off returns to our screens, the National Trust for Scotland is ‘buttering -up’ a former contestant in order to bring out the best in local baking.

Norman Calder, a Bake-Off contestant in 2014, will join the Provost of Aberdeenshire, Hamish Vernal to be the judges in Castle Fraser’s very first Scone of Destiny competition.

Anyone who loves baking and fancies their chances of being crowned ‘Scone Baker of Fraser’, will have their opportunity on Saturday, October 15.

Competitors can choose enter their creations in four categories – ‘Plain’, ‘Sweet’, ‘Savoury’ and ‘Wildcard’.

Property Manager Paula Swan said: “The National Trust for Scotland is famous for its scones and this is your chance to see if you can do better.

“Bakers of all ages are welcome and we even have a special round for children, the winner of which will be our ‘Star Baker’.

“Even if all you can do is eat scones rather than make them, don’t worry as we have a special ‘crafted scone’ category in which you can enter a knitted, painted or otherwise creative version of the tasty treats.”

Norman said: “Scones are a bit of a speciality of mine as I have experimented extensively with various recipes to try to find the best one.

“However, I am still trying to improve my scone baking and look forward to discovering that superior scone at Castle Fraser.”

Competition entry costs £2 for adults and £1 for children and can be booked by calling 01330 833463.