The Great Irish Bake Off

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The Great Irish Bake Off
Genre Baking, cooking
Presented by Anna Nolan
Judges Biddy White Lennon
Paul Kelly
Country of origin Republic of Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 9
Location(s) Clonabreany House, Co. Meath
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Sideline Productions
Original channel TV3
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 19 September 2013 (2013-09-19) – present
Related shows The Great British Bake Off
The Great Australian Bake Off
External links

The Great Irish Bake Off is an Irish cooking television series which premiered on TV3 on 19 September 2013.[1][2] The show airs every Thursday at 21:00. The series is produced by Sideline for TV3 and is based on the successful BBC baking competition franchise.[3][4] series 2 of the show will broadcast summer 2014.


The show consists of eight episodes, where each episode targets a specific style/theme of baking. For example, one episode is pastry, and another is biscuits. There are three types of bakes, and each episode includes two of them:

  1. The Signature Bake – Each baker creates his or her own signature version of the bake requested.
  2. The Technical Bake – The bakers are given a recipe which is incomplete in details (missing complete instructions, recipe weights, technique, etc.) in order to see how knowledgeable the bakers are in their craft. Unlike the other two bakes, this bake is judged blind, so the judges rank the finished products in order from worst to best without knowing which baker baked what.
  3. The Showstopper – The contestants must integrate deliciousness with a wow factor (generally high end presentation and skill displayed).

At the completion of the two bakes, the judges deliberate to determine which remaining baker gets eliminated and which baker was the stand-out baker. That stand-out baker is named the "Star Baker" of the week.

The Bakers (series 1)[edit]

Baker Age Hometown
Tom Walton 27 Kilkenny
Stephen Chisholm 21 Belfast
Jarek Orlowski 30 Kilkenny
Aoife Nic Aonghusa 25 Kildare
Bridget Harney 28 Wicklow
Laura Carroll 17 Dublin
Oonagh Barrett 43 Wexford
Maryanne Dalton 36 Dublin
Daire Begley 42 Dublin
Steve Twydell 42 Sligo
Will De Korte 29 Limerick
Barbara Dolan 37 Dublin

Results summary[edit]

Elimination chart
Baker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Aoife Nic Aonghusa SB OUT
Will De Korte SB
Stephen Chisholm (Winner) SB SB WINNER
Oonagh Barrett SB OUT
Maryanne Dalton SB SB
Barbara Dolan OUT
Jarek Orlowski OUT
Steve Twydell OUT
Bridget Harney OUT
Tom Walton OUT
Daire Begley OUT
Laura Carroll OUT

Colour key:

     Baker was eliminated
     Baker was the Star Baker
     Baker was the series runner-up
     Baker was the series winner


  1. ^ "The Great Irish Bake Off". Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  2. ^ "TV3 showcases new talent and up-scaled plans at its 2013 Autumn Schedule Launch - TV3 Xpos&eacute Entertainment". 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  3. ^ "The Great Irish Bake Off". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Irish Bake Off (IrishBakeOff) on Twitter". Retrieved 2013-09-01. 

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