Selasi had a dream. He dreamt that he baked in the final of The Great British Bake Off… While wearing a dress…
Far-fetched it may seem, but when he took over from Mel and Sue and announced to his fellow bakers they only had a few minutes remaining for their signature challenge, their was a strange feeling in the air. Could it be that Selasi had some sort of prophetic powers?
Only time would tell… (Plus wouldn’t it be fab to watch?!)
It’s hard to believe that we’re at the quarter finals of The Great British Bake Off already, which our original 12 bakers now down to just 5 – with Selasi being the only baker left in the tent not to have been named star baker so far this series.
This week we had yet another first for the show (they really are spoiling us aren’t they?) as the bakers were tasked with creating bakes based around the Tudor era.
My favourite part of a meal was the focus of this week’s Bake Off, as the remaining bakers took on dessert week.
Which baker would be experiencing the sweet taste of success?
In a series which will be the last as we know it (although no one knew that at the time of filming) we had yet another first in the Bake Off tent as the bakers were asked to take inspiration from nature in Botanical Week.
As a gardener by trade, Jane was feeling very optimistic, and along with Selasi decided to fully embrace the theme by wearing a floral shirt. Meanwhile, Tom put his best foot forward stating ‘anything that grows goes’.
In the same way a well-baked pastry has many layers, so does the story of the future of The Great British Bake Off. Following the news that the show would be moving to Channel 4 without its pun-loving presenters Mel and Sue, yesterday it was confirmed that Mary Berry would also not be continuing her role as judge, while Paul Hollywood has signed up for the next three series.
It certainly will not be the same show, but until then we still have the Bake Off we all know and love to enjoy for the next few weeks. And on the menu this week was pastry, and for seasoned viewers, we finally saw the return of the soggy bottom…
I tuned into this week’s Bake Off with a somewhat heavy heart following the news that the much loved show would be moving to Channel 4 after the current series and that Mel and Sue would not be going with it. It will be all change next year, and at the minute I don’t know if that will be a good thing.
However, one change I was intrigued by was the introduction of Batter Week to the Bake Off tent, and I was certainly looking forward to seeing what challenges the judges would set and how the bakers would cope.
Bread week. The week when Paul Hollywood truly reigns supreme, casting his beading eye very critically over the bakers and their creations.
And he certainly wasn’t accepting anything less than perfection from the ten bakers remaining in the Bake Off tent. He also pointed out that the star baker from bread week had gone on to the final three of the programme, so with that in mind I was eager to see who would rise to the challenge and who would fall flat…
Okay, so technically it was biscuit week for the second episode of The Great British Bake Off, but ‘The Way the Biscuit Crumbles’ just doesn’t really have the same ring does it?
And there was certainly a great deal of crumbling going on in the Bake Off tent, with biscuits and bakers alike crumbling under the pressure…
Over the past couple of weeks, the world has been inspired to take up sports thanks to the Olympics, but now Great Britain will once again be drawn to spatulas and cake tins as The Great British Bake Off burst back onto our screens yesterday evening.
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned to put twelve more bakers through their paces, while Mel and Sue were back with a number of puns to keep us entertained.
And what was on the agenda for week one? Cake
A great way to get back to nature, National Trust nature reserve Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire is the perfect place for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Offering different trails depending on your stamina and how long you want to be out for, having a wander around an watching the wildlife is a lovely way to spend the day.