Chef recipe in competition final

A University of Derby Buxton Chef-Lecturer’s original recipe is in the final of the Bramley Diamond Dishes Competition.

Robert Stordy, needs public support to win the national final of the competition and see his dish, ‘Bramley Apple Queen of Puddings’, go on sale in Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.

Entries to the regional heats of the competition were judged by a panel of food experts headed up by renowned food critic, Prue Leith, and representatives from Sainsbury’s.

The panel said: “Robert’s ‘Bramley Apple Queen of Puddings’ really stood out for the judges as it honoured the Queen and her 60 years on the throne whilst also showcasing the Bramley apple’s unique flavour and texture as one of the classic British ingredients.”

It is now up to the public to decide who will be the overall national winner.

Visit the competition’s Facebook page to see the full list of regional finalists and cast your vote.

Dr Peter Dewhurst, Dean of the University said: “We are delighted for Robert on his success in another national competition, and hope he gets the main prize. It is always inspirational for our culinary arts students to see their lecturer doing so well.”

Voting closes at midnight on February 12. Voters will also have the chance to be entered into a prize draw to win £150.

The winning dish will be developed and go on sale exclusively in Sainsbury’s stores in time for the Jubilee celebrations