YES! We finally made it to the end of the 2020 Great British Baking Show! Did it feel long to you? Or did it feel like it wasn’t quite what you wanted from the 2020 GBBO? Maybe you felt disconnected from the contestants?
I know I did. And from what I understand a lot of us felt that way. I enjoyed it for sure, but it was different. Not a lot of 2020 makes sense or feels normal, so I GET IT!
Let’s Review the Bake-Along Bakes and get down to the GIVEAWAY!
Week One, Cake Week
And the Bake-Along made Battenberg Cake A tricky one but it sure tasted great!
Biscuit Week, and we tackled Florentines There were LOTS of entries in the Bake-Along with this cookie.
Bread Week, and we took the Technical on this one, Rainbow Bagels! Some of the bagels coming out of this week were truly beautiful. But there were also a lot of consternation about this bake.
This brought us to Chocolate Week, we made Chocolate Babka. And we all felt it when Sura bombed out.
This brought us to Pastry Week and I shared a good Sturdy Pasty Dough recipe.
Japan Week, and our bake for the week was Japanese Steamed Buns This was a week that didn’t go over very well in the group and online. The Japanese Steamed Buns WERE a surprisingly delicious bake.
My personal FAVORITE Week Seven
80s WEEK! And we made Quiche with Shortcrust Pastry as our bake. And we watched Lottie go home after her Ice Cream Cake disaster.
This brought us to the Quarter Finals AND Dessert Week. You know we HAD TO MAKE Sussex Pond Pudding, right? There were some people in the group who had NO desire to make this suet pudding but for those that forged ahead, most enjoyed the results.
The SEMI-FINALS and Patisserie Week. We thought Hermine was going to blow everyone away, the truth is Patisserie Week blew her away. I think she just cracked under pressure. We made the signature bake, Savarin Cake, I made Rum Babas but bakers were encouraged to bake ANY Savarin Cake they wanted to make.
This brought us to the end, and we were watching Laura, Dave, and Peter battle it out. Many thought Laura didn’t deserve to be there but she was there. Our final bake was Walnut Whirls/Whips and those nearly broke me. BUT many of our bakers HAVE made them and they LOOK amazing!!
Mine, not so much.
The 2020 Great British Baking Show Giveaway
Who Wants to Win EITHER a Cake Plate OR a Baking Session with Bake with a Legend? Just go through the widget below and enter for each week you participated in the Bake-Along. This giveaway will run through Sunday, December 27th.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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