The winner of Australia’s best vanilla slice has been announced

A panel of judges have just crowned their winner.
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Looking for the best vanilla slice in Australia? There’s no need to trawl through review after review online, as a panel of judges have just crowned their winner.

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North End Bakehouse in Shepparton took out the top gong at the Baking Association of Australia’s Victoria Baking Show.

With a record number of entries from over 130 bakeries in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, Matt Aylett of North End Bakehouse in Shepparton won two major awards: Australia’s Best Hot Cross Bun and Australia’s Best Vanilla Slice.

The best vanilla slice in Australia

Taking to Facebook to share the news, North End Bakehouse wrote:

“Last night at the Baking Association of Australia Baking Show, we cleaned up the two major awards!

“This is the first time a bakery has taken both major awards in the same year, and for us, it makes it 3x times Hot X Bun winners & 2x Vanilla Slice winners in this show!

“These awards mean so much to us, and we are so pleased to be able to bring our award-winning products to our new, soon-to-open MOOROOPNA STORE in mid-April when we open!”

North End Bakehouse / Facebook
(Credit: North End Bakehouse / Facebook)

Last year, North End Bakehouse also took first place in the vanilla slice division at the Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph in Merbein, near Mildura.

See the full list of winners.

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