It's Time to Enter the World Bonnag Championships!

If you’re looking for a new challenge this year, then it’s time to set your sights on the World Bonnag Championships at Dalby, where some of the Island’s talented bakers will gather for this annual celebration.

With Shoprite once again sponsoring the many classes on offer, it’s a great opportunity to perfect a Manx product which graces many farmhouse tables and rural events.

There’ll be some new faces at this year’s event, including compére Peter Quayle together with Mona Kerruish and Jill Cain, who will be judging all those tasty bonnags to select this year’s Island champions.

As well as the usual classes for men, women and children, organisers are pleased to introduce a further category for those who specialise in gluten free baking.

But there’s also an emerging class aimed specifically at catering establishments, to encourage sales of a true Manx bonnag in the public arena, with awards and trophies for all winners.

Entertainment will be provided by Terry Qualtrough and the Southern Belles, with a chance to bid for one of the competition bonnags in a lively auction, and sample a traditional Manx supper.

Cheques will also be presented to last year’s designated charities and introductions made by this year’s chosen charities – Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation and Excellent Development, a not-for-profit organisation supporting rural, dry land communities.

The event takes place at 7.30pm on Friday 15 April at St James’ Church in Dalby.

Valerie Caine

© April 2016

(Courtesy of Manx Tails)