Though I’ve got music and books to keep me going through lockdown, there’s no denying that the latest series of The Great British Bake Off has been a blessing.
Last week, the baker’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 it’s almost the semi final?! I really can’t!).
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 8.
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 David, Peter and Laura.
𝒪𝓃𝑒𝓈 𝓉𝑜 𝓌𝒶𝓉𝒸𝒽
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 eighth week of the competition was Dessert Week and, as always, they took on the Signature, Technical and Showstopper Challenges.
For the Signature Challenge, the bakers were asked to make 12 baked mini cheesecakes. I’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 “set” their cheesecakes were.
For the Technical Challenge, the bakers were asked to make 2 Sussex pond puddings. I’ve never heard of this dessert and I’m not sure I’ll be eating or making one – the bakers will probably agree as well! The puddings (and the bakers) didn’t exactly hold up under pressure.
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.
Like I always say, this was a tough one.
The results this week were
⭐️ Star Baker: Hermine
👋🏻 Out: Marc
It was a difficult one this week – getting tense now, for sure. Next week, we have the semi finals. Which I’m obviously very excited for.
Did you watch tonight’s episode? I’d love to chat about it in the comments 😊.
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Wow . Great coherent thoughts 🥰😍
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