'The Great Irish Bake Off? returns to TV3

19th Oct 15 | TV News

Twelve new determined bakers bake their way through challenges that will confuse, enlighten and push their baking skills to the limit.

Following two highly successful series, The Great Irish Bake Off is returning to TV3 this weekend.

The highly anticipated third series will hit Irish screens this Sunday 25th October at 9pm on TV3, with 12 extremely creative bakers looking to push their skills to the limit as they battle it out to be crowned “Ireland’s Best Amateur Baker 2015”.

Presenter Anna Nolan will be back to showcase the rising talent, along with expert judges - Executive Pastry Chef at The Merrion Hotel Paul Kelly and a new face - food writer, blogger and Irish Times columnist Lilly Higgins.

Returning to the famous “Bake Off” tent in Tinakilly House, Co Wicklow, the series is set to be full of sweet surprises, with the judges more cut-throat than ever and not holding back when critiquing each of the aspiring, hungry bakers.

With lots more mouth-watering and delectable desserts to feast your eyes on, experience the baking triumphs and catastrophes from each passionate baking contestant.

Get the whisks at the ready once again as the experts inspect, prod and sample the baked goodies and decide who gets to have their cake – and eat it!

The series premiere begins with “Dessert Week”. The 12 bakers will be challenged to impress the judges with their Signature Bake and this is their first opportunity to show the judges what they are made of.

Also this week, contestants are faced with a dreaded technical challenge - exotic cheesecake - where they are met with a tough test of precision, timing and presentation, only revealed to them at their workstations.

‘The Great Irish Bake Off’ starts this Sunday (25th October) at 9pm on TV3

The brand new series of The Great Irish Bake Off on TV3 is proudly sponsored by Odlums.

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