Scared Heart PS student wins Big Bethanie Bake Off with 115-year-old family recipe


Big Bethanie Bake Off winners Oscar Hawks, Priya Bielawski, Linda Millington.
Big Bethanie Bake Off winners Oscar Hawks, Priya Bielawski, Linda Millington.

A 115-year-old family recipe scored Sacred Heart Primary School student Priya Bielawski the title of this year’s Big Bethanie Bake Off champion.

Priya wowed the judges on Wednesday with her Dorset Apple Cake at the competition grand final, which was also part of the Seniors Recreational Council of WA’s Have a Go Day.

Her cake recipe was handed down through the generations, with her father receiving it from his grandmother via a treasured hand written recipe booklet from 1902.

Bethanie chief executive Chris How said the competition aimed to close the intergenerational gap between seniors and youngsters.

“This is now our fourth year running the Big Bethanie Bake Off and it’s such a joy each year to see the interaction between the generations,” he said.

“Choosing a winner gets harder every year, but the joy on all the finalists’ faces when they finish their cook and present their dishes to us is priceless.”

The competition saw four finalists from each of the seniors and under 18s categories cook their favourite family recipe, accompanied by a story reflecting their family’s life, culture and history.

Winners of the 2017 Big Bethanie Bake Off

– Best Senior Award: Linda Millington, Bethanie Gwelup – Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Icing
– Best Student Award: Oscar Hawks, St Anthony’s School – Whitebait Fritters

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