A TALENTED resident and care home employee who created a “show-stopping” McDonald's inspired dish have been crowned winners of a baking competition.

Iris Garvie and sous chef Natasha Aitken, from Antonine House in Bearsden, put their baking skills to the test to enter this year’s “Take the Biscuit Challenge”.

The duo reached the final with their “Mc Biscuit Meal”, which included lemon shortbread fries, white chocolate ganache dip, double chocolate biscuit patty and a toasted vanilla shortbread bun, paired with a homemade strawberry milkshake.

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Their entry was named Top of the Tin and awarded Best Overall Biscuit.

Amanda King, care home manager, said: “We’re so proud of Iris and Natasha’s amazing biscuit creation. The pair are both keen bakers, so this was the perfect opportunity for them to roll up their sleeves and make their amazing show-stopper creation.”

The competition was open to the 26 Meallmore care homes across Scotland, as part of MacMillan Coffee Morning on September 24.

Jody Marshall, group hospitality manager, Meallmore Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to announce Iris and Natasha as our winners. This is a fantastic achievement, and the pair fought off stiff competition to be crowned the overall winners of this year’s challenge.

“We were blown away by the quality of entries this year. However, Iris and Natasha’s Mc Biscuit Meal really was a showstopper.”