For National Biscuit Day, students at Laurus Ryecroft put their baking skills to the test in a Cheesecake Bake Off with Hill Biscuits.

On Wednesday 29th May it was National Biscuit Day, a day synonymous with quintessentially British bakes!

The occasion saw Hill Biscuits, the beloved Manchester-based biscuit maker, bringing the local community together with their delicious treats – by sponsoring Laurus Ryecroft’s first National Biscuit Day Bake Off!

Watch the Tameside Reporter’s video of the day on Facebook.

Students from Year 10 competed to celebrate National Biscuit Day using Hill’s range of custard creams, gingerbread men and digestives to bake the ultimate cheesecake.

A Laurus Ryecroft student uses a blowtorch while making a cheesecake for National Biscuit Day.

The students were supported by three representatives from Hill Biscuits as they set off on their challenge.

They were judged on their baking skills, imagination and creativity with different flavours.

Cheesecakes made by Laurus Ryecroft Students - 1

The finished cheesecakes tasted as good as they looked, which made the judges’ decision all the more difficult.

Congratulations to the winning student, Lexi, who was awarded a gift voucher and a recipe book donated by Christine Wallace, a quarter finalist in The Great British Bake Off in 2013!

The winning student stands with Hill Biscuits staff and holds her cheesecake at Laurus Ryecroft on National Biscuit Day.

Well done to Bailey who was the runner up and received a gift card and a gift bag.

The runner up student stands with Hill Biscuits staff and holds his cheesecake at Laurus Ryecroft on National Biscuit Day.

The cheesecake competition was followed by a career talk about future pathways into the food industry.

Frank Bird, Hill CEO, explains:

“As a nation, we consume the most biscuits in the world per capita. We want to celebrate the success of our industry with something really special that our community can also get involved in. What’s more, we want to bring the joy of a cuppa and a biscuit to everyone, and how better to help reintroduce staff room breaks too! National Biscuit Day inspired us to encourage young people to be as creative as they like in the kitchen, using our products in a fun baking competition. And who doesn’t love The Great British Bake Off!”

Mr Ellis, Curriculum Leader of Design & Technology at Laurus Ryecroft, added:

“We were delighted to get involved with Hill and their Biscuit Day celebrations. It’s very exciting for us as a school but particularly for our Year 10s who are gearing up for their GCSEs next year. This was challenge with a lot of fun thrown in and our students were thrilled about it. It was a real treat working with Hill, who are local to us, and as their teacher, the icing on the cake was seeing the students planning their recipes and using their imagination to create something really special.”

Thank you to Hill Biscuits for sponsoring this event!

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