Bake off finalist serves up care home treats

Great British Bake Off’s former finalist, Brendan Lynch, served up a delectable feast of treats for Wiltshire Heights care home residents in Bradford on Avon last Thursday. The series three finalist delighted residents affected by dementia and their families with a few of his signature dishes, including a Tarte Tropezienne and Mini Coffee Meringues.

“The event was an excellent success,” said Mr Lynch. “So much so that we had to unfortunately turn people away as we reached maximum capacity.”

“The Bake Off has certainly helped with publicity and for quite some time I have wanted to offer sessions in retirement homes.

“I am very happy to be of assistance, especially in such an impressive care home as this and they were delighted with the great response and turnout.” The sexagenarian, a Haven Trust abstinence charity helper for a year-and-a-half, says baking can have a powerful therapeutic effect for dementia sufferers through smell and memory. “I am very passionate about this, it is a long-term project of mine and one that is ever expanding,” said Mr Lynch.