The Great British Bake Off: Season 11, Episode 3 – My Thoughts

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Itโ€™s that time again. Weโ€™re three weeks in to the competition (already??). Last week, the bakers battled biscuits, crafting fiddly Florentines, marvellous macaroons and designing 3D biscuit dinner sets.

This week, the bakers were tasked with making Paul Hollywoodโ€™s speciality: bread. Though weโ€™re only three weeks in, you can see that things are getting a bit more intense.

As with my previous posts, Iโ€™ll talk about the bakers, the challenges and the result. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF, SEASON 11 EPISODE 3.


The bakers

As Iโ€™ve said previously, my opinion on the bakers will change as the show goes on.


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This week, Iโ€™m loving Lottie, Hermine and Linda.

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๐’ช๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ธ๐’ฝ

So far, Iโ€™m thinking Marc, Linda and Hermine.


The challenges

The third week was Bread Week (which basically describes my lunch choices all week, to be honest!) and, as always, the bakers took on the Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenges.

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For the Signature Challenge, the bakers were asked to make two freeform soda breads: one sweet and one savoury. There were plenty of travel inspired breads, โ€œadventurousโ€ breads and just a pinch of risk.

๐’ฏ๐‘’๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐‘”๐‘’

For the Technical Challenge, the bakers were asked to make 6 rainbow-coloured bagels. Some looked like a fairground game, some onion rings and others looked like – Gasp! Shock! Horror! – actual bagels ๐Ÿฅฏ.

๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“…๐“…๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐‘”๐‘’

For the bread based Showstopper Challenge, the bakers were asked to make a large decorative bread plaque celebrating what the bakers are grateful for. None of them were as iconic as that bread lion, but there were still some impressive creations.


The result

As always, it was tough but the results were:

โญ๏ธ Star Baker: Marc

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Out: Rowan

Iโ€™m not surprised by the results this week, to be fair. It just proved that things are constantly changing in the tent and the competition…and I canโ€™t wait for what happens next.

Did you watch tonightโ€™s episode? Iโ€™d love to know what you thought about it!

Question for this week: savoury or sweet bread?

Want to catch up on my thoughts on the series so far?

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