A CARNOUSTIE baker has been recognised for the quality of its products in a national competition.
The JM Bakery in High Street received awards in two sections of the World Scotch Pie Championships last week.
The bakery won a silver medal in the steak pie category and a bronze medal for their sausage rolls, all made with locally sourced meat, and was the only Angus-based baker to feature in the honours list.
The results were announced following an awards luncheon on January 6 in Dunfermline, after judging before Christmas.
Shop manager Mark Robb said: “It seems like such a long time ago now.”
According to Mark, the competitors were kept in the dark until the last minute. He explained: “I found out on Thursday evening.
“They don’t announce the results. They just tell you you’ve won a prize. I’m quite pleased.”
This is not the first national success for JM. Last year they also made a good showing, Mark said: “This is the second year that we’ve won bronze for our sausage rolls.
“Last year we won a gold for our smokie quiche. We’ll probably enter it next year. We just wanted to change things up a bit.
“It’s the first time we’ve entered the steak pie though, and we’re delighted.
“You go in for a variety of things, and we had about four different things.
“You don’t win in all the categories. I’m pleased with the sausage roll, it has been consistently performing.”
Mark added that after a brief round of congratulations in the shop it was soon back to work at the bakery.
He said: “We are hoping to get some posters up in the shop and let people know, and we’ll display the certificates when they arrive.”