The Great British Bake Off Makes Like Emma Thompson And Is Bread Again
Stick two fingers all the way into our Visual Aids for Bread Week!
We all love bread, but didn't we just see this? The tedium is not helped by a signature where everything is meant to look identical. It is helped by alllllll the innuendos. Listen to us talk about them, and discover how easy it is to accidentally make our own, on this week's Two Spotted Dicks podcast!
All of the teacakes look basically the same, so here are Tom's, which Paul says are "the closest thing" he has "to a teacake" in this challenge
...except for Steven's, which is way over-proofed. (Adam would have thought under, since they're flat, but apparently over-proofing and then baking them makes little rocks, something something science.)
But the judges love the presentation on his "vodka butter" and jam. (We do too.)
The ideal cottage loaf. Loaves, really.
Adam has a policy of not clipping innuendos that seem intentional (of which there are many) -- only when he's pretty sure they've done it by accident. He truly has no idea what to make of this moment. (You can hear the accompanying audio in the podcast.)
They mostly did well!
And by "mostly"...
...we mean "mostly." Not all. Is it cruel to say James's loaf sort of matches his photo? It is, right? Sorry, James, you seem swell!
"I'm making a snail!" Okay,
Yan's dragon looks much better in close-up...
...but as Pru says, "It's a pity he's like a baby dragon."
Liam's ice cream is pretty good, but is one of them a hamburger? They never mention anything falling apart, so it seems deliberate?
Danny and the judges really liked James's design, even though the flavor wasn't there. Adam thought it looked like someone set Teddy Ruxpin on fire. (It's supposed to be an owl and two hedgehogs.)
Look, Stacey made a hat.
Stick to baking and leave the puns to the professionals, Steven. (Actually, do whatever you want because this is amazing. Apparently it tastes great too, which is no small feat!)
Did Disney pay Flo for this Pirates Of The Caribbean content?
It doesn't help that she has to be compared to this beautiful monster.
I sort of hate to ask it, but may I eat your basket?
The basket on the bottom feels like a cheat, but this is gorgeous nevertheless.
If you don't look too closely at Julia's "Snail Under the Mushroom," it's just lovely. If you look too closely at the snail...well, it becomes a whole different challenge.