TV baker Paul Hollywood judges Boughton seven-year-old’s sausage roll the best in competition

Seven-year-old Rebecca Taylor with Paul Hollywood
Seven-year-old Rebecca Taylor with Paul Hollywood

Seven-year-old Rebecca Taylor has won a sausage roll v scotch egg competition which was judged by none other than TV baker Paul Hollywood.

Rebecca, from Boughton, was at the Carfest North event at Oulton Park in Cheshire with her mum and dad at the weekend and entered her home-made sausage rolls into the Sausage Roll v Scotch Egg competition.

Not only did she win the under-14 section, but she won the overall prize, beating the winners of the adults and professionals section too.

Rebecca’s sausage roll was called “Appleeky” as it contained bramley apple, creamy leeks and streaky bacon along with pork sausage meat and seasoning.

The second round of judging against the top three from each category was carried out by Stephen Hallam of Dickinson and Morris pork pie makers and Great British Bake Off judge and baker Paul Hollywood. The judges selected the best in each category so three sausage rolls and three scotch eggs and then the best entries were chosen to go head to head, with the winner being selected by head judge Paul Hollywood who chose Rebecca’s sausage roll.

Her dad Mark Taylor said: “The 30,000 crowd watching the judging thought so too and Rebecca received rapturous applause when the announcement was made and was cheered as she made her way back through the crowd having had photographs with event mastermind Chris Evans and Mr Hollywood.”

Mark, who also entered the competition but did not reach the final, said: “She was blown away to win. She stood there on stage in front of 30,000 peole explaining what’s in her sausage roll and how it was made.”

Carfest raises money for Children in Need and is held in Oulton Park and Laverstoke Farm each year.