Donal Skehan is searching for Ireland’s best banana dessert
Rewards will go to the overall winner and multiple best category winners, including one for junior entrants
8 April 2021 | 0
Donal Skehan is on a mission to find Ireland’s best banana dessert creation that has banana as a key ingredient.
The popular presenter hopes to repeat his success of last year, when his task was to judge Ireland’s most creative banana bread bakers – a quest that gave national recognition to the talents of overall winner, Cobh native Gillian Carney.
Entries are open from 14th – 19th April, with winners announced on National Banana Day itself, 21st April. Rewards will go to the overall winner and multiple best category winners, including one for junior entrants.
Backed by banana importer Fyffes, the event is part of celebrations to mark National Banana Day on 21 April. Fyffes is supporting the national drive to encourage healthy eating – especially amongst young and growing children – and to remind shoppers to ‘think bananas’ when choosing a natural and nutritious food or meal accompaniment.
“We witnessed some exceptional entries last year for the banana bread initiative, so are excited to see how families around Ireland take up this challenge,” said Fyffes marketing manager, Emma Hunt-Duffy. “Aside from raising awareness of what a fun and versatile fruit the banana is, we want to capture as many creative ideas, ingredients and recipes as possible, then share them far and wide.”