Rolling pins at the ready!
Does your youngest already have Bake Off potential? Well, now they'll have a chance to show off their skills.
It's that time: Aldi will again this year sponsor The National Junior Baking Competition, in association with Foróige, Ireland’s leading youth organisation and the National Ploughing Association. The finals will take place in the Aldi Marquee at the National Ploughing Championships in September so the kids have plenty of time to practice. Dancing with the Stars Champion Karen Byrne was joined by members of Foróige to announce details of the contest.
If life gives you lemons
The theme of the National Junior Baking Competition this year is ‘’Lemon Drizzle Cake’ and the judges are already anticipating some delicious cakes from the wealth of talented young bakers around the country. Jessica Doherty (13) from Bundoran & Ballyshannon Foróige NYP, emerged as the winner last year, and her Lemon Drizzle Cake was sold in stores and has been flying off the shelves since.
“I couldn’t believe it when I won at the Ploughing last year,” Jessica said. “I was up against some other really great bakers on the day. The support from my friends and my family since then has been amazing, and it is so exciting seeing ‘Jessica’s Lemon Drizzle Cake’ on the shelf in every time I go into the store. I’d like to wish the very best of luck to everyone entering this year!”
The winner of the National Junior Baking Competition will win a €1,000 bursary to help them on their baking journey, as well as a €1,500 Aldi voucher for their local Foróige group. In addition to this, and for the third year as part of the National Junior Baking Competition, Aldi will be stocking the winning lemon drizzle cake – a huge achievement for any budding young baker!
It's one for all junior-baking enthusiasts, so whip out the mixing bowl and encourage perfect their baking skills!
The qualifiers of The National Junior Baking Competition are currently being held nationally through youth organisation Foróige, in their 810 clubs and projects nationwide, with the regional finals taking place in late July. The National Semi-Finals and Final will be held from 18th – 20th September at the Aldi Marquee during the 2018 National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. For more information see www.aldi.ie