Ilona Nicola vies for the Great Australian Bake Off title

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Ilona Nicola is in the final three for this year’s Great Australian Bake Off.

Ilona is a Melbourne-based baker of Greek Cypriot heritage. She has baked numerous Greek Cypriot recipes on the show, including eliopita and halloumi filo pastries.

The baker learnt to cook Greek/Cypriot desserts and sweets with her mum and yiayia, and also watched a lot of cooking shows on television when growing up.

In the finale of the Great Australian Bake Off, Ilona will face off against two other Victorians, Adam Miller and Laura Foo.

Judge Darren Purchese said it was “such an amazing achievement to reach the finale, huge congratulations to Adam, Ilona, and Laura.”

“These three bakers have produced some amazing, technically brilliant, and delicious bakes over the past nine weeks, and it is now up to them to take it to the next level,” Mr Purchese added.

“They will now have to draw on that talent one last time and produce some outstanding, thoughtful, and visually stunning bakes to bring it home. I wish them the very best of luck and I can’t wait to see it.”

The grand finale screens next Tuesday, August 15 at 8.30pm on Foxtel LifeStyle.

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