GBBO 14 Episode 5 Review: Pies and Tarts Week

Pies and Tarts Week had some of the oddest challenges ever seen on Bake Off but 6 bakers managed to scrape through. Eliminated: Diana (by default) and Norman My Elimination Prediction: Norman and Kate (see the rest of them here) Star Baker: Kate (deservedly!) Good: Nancy Bad: Richard, Martha Best Bake: Kate’s Rhubarb, Prune and Apple Pies Well Norman has finally…

GBBO 14 Episode 4 Review: Desserts Week

Well wasn’t that a bit eventful? The tent heated up in more ways than one this week, after facing signature self-saucing puddings, a technical Tiramisu cake and showstopping Baked Alaskas in 25 degree heat! That was never really going to work was it, come on Bake Off producers! Eliminated: Iain My Elimination Prediction: Richard (how…

GBBO 14 Episode 3 Review: Bread Week

I know I’ve already said it but Bread Week could be crucial in predicting who wins the competition. Historically, the person who finishes first in the Technical Challenge, which this week was Paul’s ciabatta, has gone on to win the series. However the bakers also had to face 2 other challenges this week, including their…

GBBO 14 Episode 2 Review: Biscuit Week

The second episode of The Great British Bake Off aired tonight and really showed each of the baker’s skill. The biscuit week demanded the remaining 11 bakers to make their signature savoury biscuits, Mary’s technical Florentines and a showstopping 3D biscuit scene. Eliminated: Enwezor My Prediction: Nancy Star Baker: Richard Good: Luis Bad: Norman Best…

GBBO 14 Episode 1 Review: Cake Week

A brand new year, brand new channel, brand new location and a batch of 12 new bakers. That’s right the first episode of The Great British Bake Off showed tonight and what a grand entrance it made. The cake week demanded the 12 bakers to make their signature Swiss Roll, Mary’s technically demanding Cherry Cake…

Food on Youtube Archives – Sorted Food (Part 2)

I’m continuing the search of the Youtube food archives with Sorted Food’s Youtube channel. Sorted Food is a group of friends who have basically grown up together. With close to 850,000 subscribers, Sorted began, amazingly, four years ago and has grown to become one of the biggest food communities in the world. With videos coming…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 10: Final Review

This took an exceedingly long time to write because there was just so much to write about. The Final was a grand occasion and saw Frances Quinn crowned the winner of Series Four of the Great British Bake Off. The Signature Challenge was a Picnic Pie, demonstrating their technical ability with pastry and their combination…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 9: French Review

Sorry that this is a bit late, but I’m looking forward to posting some more new recipes very soon.   The Semi-Final theme was French bakes and a Banoffee twist on France’s 7 layered Opera Cake knocked out Beca. Unfortunately Beca had poor flavours in her Signature and Showstopper and she came last in the…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 8: Quarter Final Review

The quarter final was incredibly tense with 5 women fighting it out for 4 places in the semi final. With the theme of unconventional bakes, the bakers had to take it to the next level. Star Baker: Ruby (3 times to date) Eliminated: Christine Final Three: Ruby, Frances, Beca Best showstopper bake of the week:…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 7: Pastry Review

Glenn made it through 7 weeks of baking but my prediction that pastry would be Glenn’s enemy again. Despite having a very good first day, his lack of puff in his pastry sent him home. We are getting to the nitty gritty of the competition and to reach the final 6 is a very good…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 6: Sweet Dough Review

When the Great British Bake Off had #elbowgate in bread week we didn’t think about anything else but Howard. When the Great British Bake Off had #custardgate in desserts week we didn’t think about anything else but Howard. This week topped them all with a HEMP tea loaf from Howard. Yes, HEMP! Star Baker: Ruby…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 5: Biscuits & Traybakes Review

Almost halfway through the competition and only the best bakers will make it to the next week, meaning a surprise exit for the first Star Baker, Rob, who as I predicted, started to fall away from the other bakers with his odd bakes. Star Baker: Christine (again!) Eliminated: Rob Potential for winners: Christine, Glenn, Beca…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 4: Pies and Tarts Review

Week 4 was Pie and Tarts. The preview from last week showed Howard, Mel and Sue trying to move his filo pie. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as tense as Beca and Glenn made it out to be, but entertaining nonetheless. Star Baker: Kimberley (finally!) Eliminated: Ali Potential for winners: Kimberley, Ruby, Beca Best showstopper bake of…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 3: Desserts Review

Desserts were on the menu. Pitchers of creme anglaise were made in this episode (how many eggs were used this week?) as an incident branded “custardgate” fell upon Howard (more on that later) Star Baker: Christine Eliminated: Mark and Deborah Potential for winners: Christine, Beca, Ruby Best showstopper bake of the week: Beca’s Limoncello &…

The Great British Bake Off – Episode 2: Bread Review

Bread week is a great week. Not only are there incredibly bad puns from Mel & Sue, but there is history with bread week. Those who come first in the technical challenge or do generally well in bread week tend to go on to win the competition: Edd Kimber – 1st in Cob technical (star…