“My aim really is to get everyone to love baking.” – Mary Berry.
The Great British Bake Off – or GBBO to us fans – has made the country go crazy for cakes.
Whether it’s George Clooney-eque looks of judge Paul Hollywood, the contestants’ longing to please co-judge Mary Berry, the terrible puns of hosts Mel and Sue, the pastel kitchens with every piece of kitchen armoury you could wish for, or simply a competition with an old-fashioned British sense of integrity and comradeship, the formula is certainly a winner.
And now, that the chaff has been separated from the wheat with the more obvious weaker candidates chucked out, the competition is, excuse the pun, really hotting up.
Ruby is a favourite – you can see her good looks and charm gracing the cover of a cook book and many a TV appearance already – but the quiet assured manner and quite frankly consistently amazing creations of Christine might win supreme.
However, some technology most definitely has a place in the kitchen – for those of us with a Pinterest account, who doesn’t have a “Gorgeous Food” section? And who hasn’t spent 30 minutes looking for a recipe which will use up the two almost-gone carrots and an aubergine lurking at the bottom of the fridge? Mary Berry has just launched an app for your smartphone or tablet with her Christmas recipes, there’s no excuse to at least try your own mini GBBO at home – with considerably kinder judges.
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