Even though everything feels a bit rubbish (and very up in the air), the latest series of The Great British Bake Off has been exactly what I’ve needed. It’s just as cheery (and as stressful!) as I remember, and I think Matt Lucas is doing a fantastic job as a presenter.
Last week, the bakers were judged on their Japanese creations – from a brilliant bun Signature, to a matcha masterpiece Technical and a Kawaii cake Showstopper.
This week, the bakers went retro – taking on 1980s baking!
As with my previous posts, I’ll talk about the bakers, the challenges and the results. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF, SEASON 11 EPISODE 7.
As I’ve said previously, my opinions on the bakers will change from show to show.
𝒲𝒽𝑜 𝐼’𝓂 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔
This week, I’m loving Hermine, Laura, Lottie and Peter.
𝒪𝓃𝑒𝓈 𝓉𝑜 𝓌𝒶𝓉𝒸𝒽
This week, I’m thinking Peter, Marc and Hermine.
The seventh week of the competition was 1980s Week and, as always, the bakers took on the Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenges.
For the Signature Challenge, the bakers were asked to make 8 shortcrust quiches. I’m not a quiche fan admittedly but the bakers definitely delivered interesting concepts and flavours.
For the Technical Challenge, the bakers were asked to make 6 custard and jam doughnuts. Now that is my kind of challenge! Some were more D’oh than doughnut but, being honest, I’d eat every single one!
For the Showstopper Challenge, the bakers were asked to make ice-cream cake. This definitely gave me Bin-gate vibes (only true Bake Off fans remember) but – when you’re baking against the elements – melty mess is a given. Some of the bakers were more I-Scream than ice cream but I would still eat every single one.
Like I always say, things are getting tougher each week as the competition goes on – and the bakers begin to prove themselves more and more.
It was a tricky one, but the results were:
⭐️ Star Baker: Hermine
👋🏻 Out: Lottie
It was a difficult one this week – the heat definitely got to the bakers – but I’m so excited for Dessert Week.
Did you watch tonight’s episode? I’d love to chat with you in the comments 😊.
Want to catch up with the series so far?