The Great British Bake Off: Season 11 Episode 8 – My Thoughts

Though Iโ€™ve got music and books to keep me going through lockdown, thereโ€™s no denying that the latest series of The Great British Bake Off has been a blessing.

Last week, the bakerโ€™s retro 1980s creations were ridiculed – from a quiche, to a doughnut Technical and an ice-cream cake Showstopper.

This week, it was the Quarter Finals, which saw the bakers demonstrated their dessert skills for a place in the semi-final (can you believe itโ€™s almost the semi final?! I really canโ€™t!).

As with my previous posts, Iโ€™ll talk about the bakers, the challenges and the results. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF, SEASON 11 EPISODE 8.

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The bakers

As Iโ€™ve said previously, my opinions on the bakers will change from show to show.


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This week, Iโ€™m loving David, Peter and Laura.

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It was a difficult one! Everyone did quite badly this week (apart from in the Showstopper!) so it was a difficult one to judge.

The challenges

The eighth week of the competition was Dessert Week and, as always, they took on the Signature, Technical and Showstopper Challenges.

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For the Signature Challenge, the bakers were asked to make 12 baked mini cheesecakes. Iโ€™m a massive fan of cheesecake – though the absence of chocolate orange or strawberry cheesecake in the tent was kind of upsetting. Speaking of setting, the bakers all had a few problems with how โ€œsetโ€ their cheesecakes were.

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For the Technical Challenge, the bakers were asked to make 2 Sussex pond puddings. Iโ€™ve never heard of this dessert and Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™ll be eating or making one – the bakers will probably agree as well! The puddings (and the bakers) didnโ€™t exactly hold up under pressure.

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For the Showstopper Challenge, the bakers were asked to make a jelly design cake. Seems like a bit too much faff in my opinion, but the bakers did deliver some wibbly wobbly wonders.


The result

Like I always say, this was a tough one.

The results this week were

โญ๏ธ Star Baker: Hermine

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Out: Marc

It was a difficult one this week – getting tense now, for sure. Next week, we have the semi finals. Which Iโ€™m obviously very excited for.

Did you watch tonightโ€™s episode? Iโ€™d love to chat about it in the comments ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Want to catch up with the series so far?

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You can hear my thoughts on the series so far on Twitter and other, non-Bake Off related content on Instagram , Goodreads.

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