Vanilla slice from Yanchep patisserie wins top prize at Show

Ned Jahshan and his Perth Royal Show award-winning vanilla slice.       Picture: Martin Kennealey                      www.communitypix.com.au   d443454
Ned Jahshan and his Perth Royal Show award-winning vanilla slice.       Picture: Martin Kennealey                      www.communitypix.com.au d443454

A YANCHEP patisserie has won first prize for its vanilla slice at the Perth Royal Show’s bread and pastry competition.

Patisserie Picasso owner Ned Jahshan said he joined the patisserie trade in 1989 and spent 12 years working around Perth before opening his first store in Mindarie, also called Patisserie Picasso.

“I ran that for eight years then relocated to Drovers Marketplace where I set up the bakery there and ran it with my business partner for 3½ years,” he said.

“I took a year off to relax then started looking for my next patisserie location.”

Mr Jahshan said he found a shop in fast-growing Yanchep and realised there was nothing in the area similar to what he made.

“I have been baking for 30 years now and still love it,” the Butler resident said.

“We won first prize for our creative vanilla slice for its flakey pastry and its vanilla custard filling.

“We also won second prize for our 680g Devon/ condensed loaf which is your standard white sandwich loaf and also second prize for our ciabatta bread.”