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Saturday, March 15, 2014
Whisk Out Those Baking Bowls and Support the Annual World Bonnag Championships at Dalby
is synonymous with the Isle of Man and perhaps even more so with St James
Church in the village
of Dalby, where the
Annual World Bonnag Championships have been held for more years than the
organisers care to remember!
Isle of Man Creamery's Buttermilk Trophy
year keen amateur bakers wend their way to the west coast of the Island to
compete in this popular event, in the hope of winning one of three categories;
gents, ladies or children. And in addition one of those lucky winners will be
presented with the Buttermilk Trophy awarded by the Isle of Man Creamery as
overall champion. But this year there’s an extra category to attract the
professional baker and caterer with a new trophy.
interpretation of what constitutes as a bonnag in catering establishments across
the Island has widened in recent years, and the Dalby organisers of the World
Championships are keen to maintain the true identity of the simple wholesome,
old-fashioned Manx bonnag. Traditionally an un-yeasted bread handed down from
well-worn family recipes, it is a staple food of the Manx farmhouse table and
much-loved at country events.
evening also includes a selection of Manx entertainment hosted by John
Kennaugh, and a generous supper; which might include a slice or two of bonnag.
Judging of the competition entries (which should be on a paper plate with your
name under the base) will take place during the interval.
will also be presented on the night by the Friends of St James Church to The
Friends of Robert Owen House and The Malawi Mission Project concluding
fundraising activities during 2013.
A Selection of Manx Bonnags
evening will draw to a close with a mighty auction of all bonnags entered for
the competition, with a proportion of money raised divided between the new
Breast Cancer Unit
for Noble’s Hospital and the overseas charity School for
Annual World Bonnag Championships will be held at 7.30pm on the 28th
March with a charge of £7.50 on the door, but get there early if you want a
information is available from Margy by phoning 834768.