Bakery strikes gold with old family recipe

(left to right) Alan Clarke, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, Steven Walker, day shift production worker, Trotters of Seahouses, and Lewis MacLean, president, Scottish Bakers, display Trotters awards at the World Scotch Pie Championship presentation in Dunfermline
(left to right) Alan Clarke, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, Steven Walker, day shift production worker, Trotters of Seahouses, and Lewis MacLean, president, Scottish Bakers, display Trotters awards at the World Scotch Pie Championship presentation in Dunfermline

A SEAHOUSES baker has come away from the world championships with four awards including two golds.

Trotters Family Bakers, which has shops across north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, was one of around 100 bakers who took part in the World Scotch Pie Championship, now in its 13th year, in Dunfermline, Scotland, in November last year.

And earlier this month, it was revealed that the family-run bakery had won gold for its quiche lorraine in the cold savoury section and its mince pie in the hot savoury division.

In that same division, their lamb and mint took a bronze award while their prize-filled day was topped off with a silver in the vegetarian savoury with a cheese and onion quiche lorraine.

Graeme Trotter, whose father John started the business in 1969, said: “It went very well. We entered six categories and came back with four awards, including a gold for the quiche. It’s my mother and father’s recipe and we won’t change it because it is such a great product.”

Trotters is now in the hands of the family’s third generation with Graeme’s son Nathan taking on the mantle.

Trotters Family Bakers have stores in Alnwick, Amble, Seahouses and Wooler as well as Coldstream, Duns and Eyemouth.