Don't Tell Mama About These Great British Bake Off Visual Aids
The bakers are working in a night club in a pair of lacy pan...cakes. (Kids, ask a musical theatre queen.)
Listen to this week's Two Spotted Dicks On The Great British Bake Off podcast to hear us pulling our puds about this episode.
We don't actually want Mel and Sue to leave the show, but things are getting a little rough.
The signature challenge is a Yorkshire Pudding, which Adam realized was a thing he'd heard of forever without actually knowing what it is. It's a sort of biscuity batter that's dropped into hot oil and baked, and in schmancy modern times can then be filled with basically anything.
"Tapas" seems like a cop-out way to describe these, but they look pretty tasty.
The judges don't care for Kate's presentation, but Adam is a sucker for anything with cranberry sauce.
Jane's are underbaked but meat good! Potato good!
It's another case of Candice's looking gorgeous but being undercooked.
Benjamina is quickly becoming Adam's favorite baker. Brie and bacon give it to me!
Paul loves these. Danny does too.
Okay, we can have our fun little disagreements about gingerbread and raisins, and we don't all have to like the same things. But tofu? GTFO.
This is never good.
Poor Tom. He used weird flour and his puddings didn't rise and he just had to heap the toppings on them like sad little bruschetta.
Not to stereotype little old white British ladies but Val is NOT the baker we would have expected to put chili in her Yorkshires.
Last week on the podcast, Adam expressed skepticism about the TV editing in play in the technical challenges, suggesting that "make jam" might just be the first instruction of many, for example. This week, there's actually a good shot of the recipe, and...
...nope. "Make a pancake batter." Not even any amounts or ratios on the ingredients. Damn, that's harsh!
Anyway, this week's technical is to make twelve heart-shaped lace pancakes and sure, this is a totally normal thing to do with a pancake.
Candice literally can't even.
How is this remotely efficient??
It's especially inefficient when people keep interrupting you to make puns and Candice has had it officially.
When Mel and Sue make an especially bad pun.
Benjamina sneaking a taste of her test pancake as time is called is the hero we need in these troubled times.
This is not how we handle pancakes, Paul!
It's churros for the showstopper which, again, not to make assumptions, but that seems awfully..."ethnic" (not to mention North American) for GBBO, doesn't it? Not complaining!
When Paul thinks your flavor ideas are "interesting."
Andrew is this challenge's Candice.
These are apparently undercooked but Adam would eat them anyway and Val would probably claim she did it on purpose.
Mary: "Should we say, if you're fond of fennel it's fine."
Poor Selasi's are burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. Serves him right for using anise.
Jane proves that sometimes classic and simple really is best.
Take one thing off, Rav.
The judges think Kate's bunnies look sad. Adam thinks they're cute!
...but cute doesn't matter if they're not baked (er, fried) well. Sorry, Kate! You seemed nice!