23 October 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Biscuits, cakes and other sweet treats will be the prime focus for two Monaghan girls from this weekend as they can be seen taking part in the new series of ‘The Great Irish Bake Off.’

Cathy Mac Kenna, who grew up in Beechgrove but moved to Milltown nine years ago, and Fionnadh McGonigle from Clones are two of 12 determined bakers who will battle it out to be crowned Ireland’s Best Amateur Baker 2015.

The series will begin on Sunday, 25th October at 9pm on TV3 and will see the contestants bake their way through challenges that will confuse, enlighten and certainly push their baking skills to the limit. Each week viewers will find out who can stick the heat and who will be sent packing. The show is presented by Anna Nolan alongside judge Paul Kelly and new judge, food writer, blogger and Irish Times columnist Lilly Higgins.

Speaking to The Northern Standard, Cathy, who is the daughter of Martin and the late Pauline McKenna, described her experience on ‘The Great Irish Bake Off’ as “intensive, eye-opening and wonderful.” Baking is something Cathy used to do with her mother, who passed away nine years ago.

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