We were recently invited to the SCS Star Baker Challenge 2014 Finals that took place at APS Lifestyle Gallery and we had a really enriching and inspiring time checking out the baked creations by the 4 finalists!
[From Left to Right]- Magdalene See, host for the day; Hong Poh, Jane, Joe, and Shelby
While the 4 finalists were preparing their baked creations, we also had the privilege of having Chef Diego Forte who taught us to make a Pavlova with Hazelnut Cream Cheese Filling topped with Raspberry Jam and Feuilletine.
In all honesty, we have never attempted to make a Pavlova, a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, because we felt that it was too difficult. However, after the live baking demonstration by Chef Diego Forte, we were so inspired that we wanted to try and bake this popular dish the following weekend, which we did with much success.
If you would like to try making this really delightful dish, you can find the recipe here.
The finalists’ skills and creations were scrutinized by Baking Instructor Chef Siti Mastura, Palate Sensations’ Head Instructor Chef Diego Forte, Celebrity Baking Blogger Maureen Ow, and Auric Pacific’s Chief Creative Officer Michelle Lim.
While waiting for the results to be tabulated by the panel of judges, guests were also treated to some refreshing cocktails and delectable teatime refreshments.
Alas, the results were announced and Jane Tan emerged as the Champion for the SCS Star Baker Challenge 2014. Formerly an Air Stewardess and a HR Bank Manager, the 31-year-old full-time mother and part-time home baker cites Martha Stewart as her baking inspiration. To Jane, baking is the perfect marriage between science and art. Like a chemistry experiment, recipes can be easily replicated to get the perfect result each and every time. Yet, baking allows her to showcase her artistic flair through decoration and creativity in the flavours she chooses.
Being participant of the SCS Star Baker Challenge 2014 ourselves, we truly had a great time honing our baking skills and we enjoyed the process of baking some tantalising treats for our family members and friends. Though the SCS Star Baker Challenge has officially concluded, the SCS Passionate Chef Rewards Loyalty Programme is still ongoing till October 2014.
SCS Passionate Chefs Rewards is a six-month long loyalty programme aimed at rewarding loyal supporters of SCS Butter, and as well as giving new consumers more reasons to try SCS Butter. You can earn points when you purchase blocks of SCS Butter or tubs of SCS Spreadable Butter and the points can then be used to redeem a variety of SCS baking essentials and other fabulous items like crystal pens, notebooks, cooler bags, and butter bowls!
In order to earn points, you must first sign up to be members on the SCS Website. The registration process is free of charge and hassle-free.
So what are you waiting for? Start embarking on your baking adventure with SCS now!