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South African scoops Bake Off crown with her koeksisters...in CHILE!

Written by: Lengwadishang Ramphele

A South African living in Chile for the past seven years has won the country's version of Bake Off.

Allison "Alli" Ramsay says she was always told to enter cooking competitions but never really had the courage to do it

She has been working for the South African Embassy in Chile for the past five years and resigned last week to further her cooking career.

She shared her journey with CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies.

When Bake Off came along I thought 'what have I got to lose' - so I wrote in and kind of forgot about it.

Allison "Alli" Ramsay

Well, I got called back in every phase of the casting, which just astounded me completely, It was a wonderful surprise, one that I couldn't give up.

Allison "Alli" Ramsay

It's a lot of pressure with cameras and lights in your face the whole time...

Allison "Alli" Ramsay

One of the popular bakes that I did was koeksisters. That was the key South African dish that I made and I won that week.

Allison "Alli" Ramsay

To hear the rest of the conversation with Alli Ramsay, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : South African scoops Bake Off crown with her koeksisters...in CHILE!




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