Bake for Mary Berry at Ploughing 2018

If you're a fan of Mary Berry and love to bake, then this competition is for you!

For anyone who loves baking or is just a fan of the Queen of Cakes, Mary Berry, then this is a opportunitiy that you might not want to miss out on!

The National Dairy Council announced that Mary Berry will be the Star Guest at the NDC stand at this year’s National Ploughing Championships (18 - 20 September). To celebrate Mary’s attendance at the Ploughing, they are launching a really exciting competition.

The competition requires you to create something unique and delicious that can be served at Afternoon Tea at Ploughing with Mary. It can be sweet or savoury but must contain dairy produce in some form. The three best recipes will be selected and the finalists will present their bakes for tasting by Mary and guests and enjoy afternoon tea at the NDC Stand at the Ploughing Championships.

The three finalists will receive a €300 voucher for Ballymaloe Cookery School and an Afternoon Tea Hamper filled with goodies, free entry into Ploughing and the chance to have Afternoon Tea with Mary Berry.

Mary advises anyone entering to "practice the recipe". "It must be the very best of Irish dairy produce and the best of its type, whether that's a quiche, tart or cake - we don't want to see curdled custard or separated filling, the pastry must be beautifully done, it has to have great flavor and beautifully presented. No soggy bottoms" says Mary.

The judges for the competition will be Chandima Gamage Head Pastry Chef at Dromoland Castle, Irish Food Writer, Lilly Higgins and Ciara Leahy, Consumer Editor of the Irish Farmers’ Journal.

The National Ploughing Championships are being held in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly 18th – 20th September 2018.

Visit the Complete Natural Diary Council website for more details on how to enter!

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