It’s pastry week!
Wait, what? Again? Haven’t we already seen pastry this season? We’ve had the choux episode…then pies….is there more?
DAMN RIGHT THERE’S MORE. Because how many ways can you stuff butter into flour and bake something in it? NOT ENOUGH IF YOU ASK ME.
FIVE BAKERS LEFT. ONE TO GO TONIGHT. LET’S DO THIS.
The bakers have two hours to bake 12 miniature savoury pastries so basically they’re turning the bakeoff shed into the cocktail party OF YOUR DREAMS. Mini things. Mini delicious things baked in pastry. All we need now is a glass of bubbles in hand, and waiters carrying food while I hover near them with crazy canape eyes and I will TRULY feel at home.
The judges, Maggie Beer and Matt Moran, know that their job is about to get harder.
“I’m looking for something I can pick up and have a bite” says Matt, absolutely nailing the brief of being a judge. Well done Matt.
Maggie says something but I don’t hear it because I’m just agog at her earrings. Are they cookie cutters? Are they silicon baking moulds? They’re something alright. They’re magnificent.
With half the Bake Off shed empty, the bakers are trying all the tricks in the book to spark the show up a little. James is cooking his pastry with suet. “I love suet and it needs to have a comeback!” he says enthusiastically.
“It’s not cool anymore and I want to bring it back and make it sexy!”