News & Recipes Archive
Whether you bake for your family, for special occasions, or just to treat yourself, there are lots of reasons that bakers enjoy their time in the kitchen.
The mere sight of a checked cloth on a countertop is enough to give our bakers a case of the collywobbles, but if you think you’re brave enough to take on the gingham altar, have a look at our pick of this series’ Technical Challenges. Been practicing? You can apply for Series Ten of The Great British Bake Off here.
Over the course of Series Nine, Kim-Joy became known for her beautifully decorated, curious and creative bakes, many of which would look just as at home in an art gallery as they would a bakery. Though she’s turned out consistently pretty pastries and beautiful breads, more than one wobble in the Technical Challenges proved to be her downfall, and though Rahul beat her to the winning spot, we’re here to celebrate Kim-Joy’s many wins throughout the series.
For Ruby, a rocky start in Week One was not enough to hold her back from baking her way to the Final of Series Nine of The Great British Bake Off. In fact, she scooped Star Baker for the two episodes leading up to the Final, putting the trophy well within her sights. Although it was Rahul who was eventually crowned the winner, Ruby’s still got a lot to celebrate from her time in the tent.
After ten weeks of Signatures, Technicals and Showstoppers, of wobbly nerves and wobblier puddings, tough pastry and tougher tasks, tempered chocolate and tempers flaring, the winner of Series Nine of The Great British Bake Off has finally been revealed.
They say that time flies when you’re having bun, and this series of The Great British Bake Off has been no exception. It seems like only yesterday that we were welcoming our fresh-out-of-the-oven bakers into the tent for the very first time… can it be true that we’re at the final already?
This week, Sandi taught us about the Danish tradition of screaming as you chop the head off your boy or girl birthday bake. Kind of cute, kind of… nightmarish. What she didn’t introduce us to was the Danish birthday song, where the person celebrating chooses three instruments that the singers have to mimic (bagsy trombone). Neither did she mention the tradition of adorning your entire house in the Danish flag on your big day. Or lagkage, which is basically layers of cake filled with cream, strawberries, jam and all your birthday wishes. The Danes know how to party.
It was Danish Week on GBBO, with Scandi-Sandi and Not-So-Nordic-Noel leading the charge through three challenges hailing from the land of vikings and Danish pastries. Manon’s French bakes have been en pointe so far, but the Norse Gods were apparently not smiling on her Danish baking, and we sadly had to send Manon on her way home this week. But fear not – before she set sail for fairer lands, we had one last catch up with her.