Winners of the best bacon butty competition

Winners of the best bacon butty competition

Rosemary Sheehan, a care assistant from Nottingham makes the UK’s best home-made bacon butty, according to olive magazine. Sheehan impressed chief judge John Torode with a winning family recipe involving peanut butter, mayonnaise, onion and Kingsmill bread. Meanwhile the Bolster Moor Farm Shop in Golcar, Huddersfield has been named the best café serving a bacon butty.

The competition has created a nationwide buzz with hundreds of entries whittled down to a shortlist of six, judged by olive’s food team and Masterchef’s John Torode. olive reader Sheehan triumphed with Torode declaring her recipe to be: “A proper railway café butty.”

The recipe will appear in olive’s May issue with Sheehan winning a stay at the Pig Hotel, New Forest. Sheehan said: “This is an old family recipe. It’s my Dad who loves it as he’s a big peanut butter fan.”

The Bolster Moor Farm Shop was praised by the judges for its “award winning home cured bacon.” The winning nominator, Niove Armitage, wins a night in the Pig-in-the-Wall B+B in Southampton. Also on the shortlist was the Blues Café, London and The Perky Peacock in York. There were also a further five entries highly commended including: The Corner Bistro, Devon; Victor Hugo Deli, Edinburgh; Loaf, London; Station Tea, Dingwall and Machynys Golf Club, Llanelli.

The competition was judged during Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week (BCW) in March

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