Deborah cooks up a storm in the bake off

Deborah Manger
Deborah Manger

A dentist who works with people from the Daventry area is one of 13 bakers aiming to impress on the BBC2 series The Great British Bake Off.

Deborah Manger, 51, who works for the Northamptonshire Healthtcare NHS Foundation Trust will be featured on tonight’s (Tuesday) episode.

She hopes her culinary creations will impress judges of cookery writer Mary Berry and master baker Paul Hollywood.

The clinical director and specialist in special care of dentistry fought off competition from 14,000 hopefuls to take part in the fourth series.

Her love of baking started at an early age, having studied home economics up to A level, and has continued ever since.

She said: “If I could do it again, would I? In a heartbeat! I have had a blast. I met some great people both bakers and production team and learnt a lot about me.

“Since participating in the series I have a new found respect for participants. Despite the fact I manage a fairly difficult job on a daily basis, I find it odd that I found baking in the tent so stressful.

“When the show airs I will be able to discuss my involvement and experience of programme one.”

The series started on BBC on Tuesday night. In the first episode, the bakers produce sandwich cakes, angel food cake and amazing chocolate creations.