Sunday 24 March 2019

Ava's lemon drizzle to be stocked nationwide

Ava Pierce with her award-winning lemon drizzle cake
Ava Pierce with her award-winning lemon drizzle cake

Sara Gahan

Ava Pierce from Askamore has won this year's Aldi National Junior Baking Competition with her delicious lemon drizzle cake recipe that will be stocked in all 135 Aldi stores nationwide.

The Gorey Community School transition year student also received a €1,000 bursary fund for herself after impressing the judges with her baking skills.

The competition was sponsored by Aldi in association with Foróige and the National Ploughing Association. Ava is a member of Askamore Foróige Club.

Anna May McHugh, National Ploughing Association Director, said the popularity and success of the baking competition is growing each year and they are delighted to once again have Aldi and Foróige working on it.

'It is wonderful to see the younger generation taking part and we look forward to seeing Ava's lemon drizzle cake on sale in Aldi store in 2019,' said Anna.

The National Junior Baking Competition offers young people an opportunity to showcase their baking skills and win great prizes. County and regional finals were held nationally through Foróige, and the final was held last week in Cook's Academy in Dublin.

Sean Campbell, CEO of Foróige said, the competition encourages young people to think about good produce, it helps them hone their baking craft and it exposes them to a whole new world of manufacturing.

Aldi Group Buying Director John Curtin, said they are delighted to sponsor the Aldi Foróige National Junior Baking Competition for the fourth year in a row. He added this years' finalists have raised the bar even further.

Gorey Guardian