Sweet success in bake-off: Bethanie Kwinana

Bethanie Kwinana Social Centre residents Thelma Rossell and Carol Newman with bake off judge City of Kwinana councillor Dennis Wood.
Bethanie Kwinana Social Centre residents Thelma Rossell and Carol Newman with bake off judge City of Kwinana councillor Dennis Wood.

A CLASSIC jam drop recipe was judged the crowd favourite at Bethanie’s inter-centre bake-off in Kwinana last week.

Residents at Bethanie’s retirement villages in Kwinana, Port Kennedy and South Perth produced a range of treats for the competition.

Date nut loaf, peanut biscuits and Lebanese cakes were among some of the snacks baked and later enjoyed by the residents.

The bake-off was a precursor to The Big Bethanie Bake-Off to be held next month at Burswood Park.

Kwinana Social Centre co-ordinator Sue Wiseman said the event was attended by about 35 people and judged by City of Kwinana councillors Dennis Wood and Wendy Cooper and two Bethanie managers.

Bethanie Kwinana Social Centre won the bake-off with their jam drop recipe.

The people’s choice winner was Bethanie Port Kennedy Social Centre with their sausage roll recipe.

Although the residents at the centres made their baked goods themselves, the major WA bake-off next month aims to close the intergenerational gap between seniors and young people.

To take part, school children and Bethanie residents had to submit their family recipes online in the hope of being selected as a finalist to compete in a live bake-off.

School-aged children were asked to research their grandparents’ background and discover their favourite recipe before recreating the dish with the aid of their grandparents.

Bethanie chief executive Chris How said submissions would be judged on creativity, nutritional value and complexity of the recipe, along with the story behind the secret family recipe.

The live bake-off will be held at Burswood Park on November 11 as part of Bethanie’s Have a Go Day.