There's a virtual Irish bake off happening for charity this week 1 year ago

There's a virtual Irish bake off happening for charity this week

They'll be raising some much kneaded dough, wha?

How many banana breads have you baked this year?

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Five? Nine? 28? Irrespective of many you've whipped up, chances are you're not sick of them yet.

The sourdough starter is a different story. The sourdough starter is too difficult. It requires patience and attention; efforts we simply do not possess mid pandemic.

What we can do, however, is a bit of decent baking as part of a virtual bake off in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital tomorrow, June 5.

Sure, what else would you be at?

The annual bake (in partnership with Tesco Ireland), is a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the sentiment remains the same: bake some tasty treats, show them off, and raise some vital funds for charity.

The store is calling on amateur bakers, not-so-amateur bakers, and bakers restricted only to banana bread to whip up a delicious recipe at home, before making a €4 donation to Temple Street by texting TEMPLE to 50300.

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Bakers who share a screenshot of their donation on social media and tag @TescoIrl and @Temple_Street will also be entered into a draw to win a €500 Tesco gift card and a KitchenAid stand mixer.

Solid enough shout.

“The Great Irish Bake has always been a standout fundraising moment for our partnership with Temple Street led by our colleagues," said Tesco Ireland CEO Kari Daniels. 

"We are doing things a little differently this year but that doesn’t mean it will be less important to our fundraising efforts.

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"We’re encouraging people around Ireland to sprinkle a bit of joy in the kitchen while making a small donation to Temple Street that will go a very long way because now, more than ever, every little helps.”

Tesco will also donate all proceeds from its home baking products on Friday to Temple Street Children's Hospital.

Best get some flour in, so.