Great British Bake Off: Episode 4
Let’s not beat around the bush, last night’s Bake Off episode was (in our opinion) the best episode of this series yet! For the first time EVER Bake Off brought us Batter Week.
Anything that is battered is a winner in our eyes, but it doesn’t get much better than Yorkshire Puddings, Pancakes and Churros. YUM!
In the light of this week’s news that Bake Off is leaving the BBC and Sue and Mel are leaving Bake Off it was nice to put our mourning aside and enjoy watching the bakers struggle in the tent once again.
This week’s signature dish challenge was to create filled Yorkshire Puddings. From Christmas dinner to tofu curry the bakers didn’t hold back on their unusual and in some cases failing combinations. But it was Yorkshire woman Val that we rooted for most, simply for her pride and wellbeing back home! We are pleased to say, she didn’t disappoint with her spicy Mexican chilli puds.
This week’s heart shaped lacy pancake technical proved to be easier than most with our predicted winner Benjamina coming out top, and poor Rav slipping to the bottom of the pack.
The Showstopper was Churros, the Spanish take on a doughnut. Usually piped with a star-shaped nozzle into short lengths, deep fried, dusted with sugar and served with a chocolate sauce, they’re a real crowd-pleaser. However, Mary and Paul were after something a little more unique from the bakers, and they certainly got that! Experimenter Tom went a little too far with his fennel and nigella seed churros but to our surprise at the end of it all it was farm-girl Kate that was sent home.
We were certainly pleased however when Benjamina was awarded star baker (it’s about blinking time!) Did you enjoy last night’s episode? Let us know over on our Facebook and Twitter.