The 13 bakers this year have faced 6 different types of baking so far. And every episode someone or more than one person has left. Cake, bread, desserts, pies and tarts, biscuits and traybakes, and sweet dough in week 6.
The bakers who have left this series so far are: Toby (a very likeable and cheery man), Lucy (who I thought deserved another week to prove herself), Mark (who in the Cake episode had trouble with his oven as it wasn't pre-heated to the correct temperature), Deborah (who I was sorry about having to leave when she did), Ali (who I really liked, but sadly he had a bad week and got sent home), Rob (he had precise technical skills, but didn't get further than week five), and finally Howard (who was creative, baked some outstanding things, and was very likeable and it was sad to see him go).
One of the joys of watching The Great British Bake Off each week is seeing Mel and Sue doing their intro. to each episode, and hearing their puns, and seeing them get on with the bakers and helping to keep them all as calm as possible. They are really great at making everyone feel more at ease, and they do make me laugh a lot.
In the Sweet Dough episode they have some really funny moments, that I have to share with you!
Mel and Sue's Best Bits in Episode 6 of GBBO
The announcement where Mel and Sue say they're not allowed to do any more puns about buns. They sound like The Queen. And that was very funny.
Sue says to Mary "They're like naughty cigarettes." (Howard's hemp).
Mel says to Howard "You're a little schnecken, Howard.". To which Howard said "Thank you." and to Paul "Any compliment.". Aww... cute overload! (Which I liked very much.) I like cute moments like this.
Sue hugging Glenn. The "over the bench loving" moment, for which everyone probably needs at some point in GBBO, and to which I bet some people definitely went "Aww..." at.
Beca is spreading the prunes soaked in rum onto her dough. Sue comes over and says "Is there alcohol in that?" to which Beca nods her head, and Sue says "Goodbye!". This is funny, and just the type of thing Sue would do and has done on programmes before (such as The Supersizers). And because I like rum, I'd probably do the same, not gonna lie here. (Although maybe I'd say "Can I have a bit?", and then spoon some out and eat it.)
I've loved this episode SO much! I loved what Beca did (her Bara Brith, rum-soaked prune buns and the lemon iced ones).
I loved what Frances did. Her Chai Tea Loaf, and Noughts and Crosses buns.
And Howard's Date and Hemp Yorkshire Loaf and his Peachy buns and German Baumschnecken were really interesting bakes that stood out to me. And the peach buns were particularly well presented.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the remaining bakers will make next, and who will make it through to the final (which is obviously a few weeks away).
I hope you enjoyed reading this post, which took me a few days to put together and write. As well as taking quite a few screenshots. I will hopefully do another post later on in the series. And I wish the GBBO peeps well.
Bye now everyone! xxx