CHRISTCHURCH BAKER NAMED COUNTDOWN’S BEST

Four Countdown bakers have recently gone head to head in a national Ciabatta Pocket bake off at Countdown Ponsonby, with Ricky Barsby from Eastgate Countdown being named as the national Countdown Best Baker 2016. Also vying for the prize were Jordan Palmer (Lynnmall), Graeme Malcolm (Rotorua) and Glen McIntosh (Paraparaumu).
“Ricky came out on top because his Ciabatta had a great open texture and an even golden crust, which was achieved by using the correct water quantity in the dough,” said Michael Gullery, Countdown category manager.
Every year, the supermarket chain bakes over 15 million Ciabatta Pockets.