The Great British Bake-Off legend Mary Berry is the National Dairy Council’s special guest at their National Ploughing Championship’s stand this year from September 18-20, 2018.
To celebrate Mary’s attendance at the Ploughing in Offaly, the NDC is launching an innovative competition, where the public can 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 delicacy for tasting by Mary and guests at the NDC stand at the Ploughing Championships.
Mary is advising all entrants to make sure to practice their recipe to achieve great results.
“It must be the very best of Irish dairy produce and the best of its type, whether that's a quiche, tart or cake,” she said. “The pastry must be beautifully done and have great flavour. No soggy bottoms! I'm looking forward most to meeting people and food producers and tasting some good Irish food. We have such wonderful produce here: dairy, vegetables, fruit and meat, all homegrown, so we know where it comes from, which is hugely important.”
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.
Each finalist will receive a €300 voucher for Ballymaloe Cookery School and an afternoon tea hamper, free entry into Ploughing and the chance to have afternoon tea with Mary Berry.
To enter see the completenatural.ie/eventful/competition-time-dare-to-dairy-with-mary-berry/