The Return of the Great British Bake Off!

I’ve been so excited at the prospect of TGBBO returning to our TV screens and have been salivating at the thought of all the tantalising recipes that will be created. In fact I’ve already seen the accompanying book out on the shelves in my local Tesco which might be worth an look/purchase at some point.

Last years final contestants, Edd Kimber, Ruth Clemens  and Miranda Gore Browne totally rocked and are fantastic bakers. They had enough skill and personality that I still follow their respective blogs to see what their up too and what their baking.

After settling down to watch the first episode, I have to say I was rather disappointed. Firstly, Mel and Sue, I honestly get more comedic value from a pack of Lurpak. Secondly, I  find Mary Berry endearing and  Paul Hollywood really knows his stuff, but please get a new catch phrase other than “this is a good bake”. Thirdly the contestants, am I the only one who doesn’t really see an astounding bunch of baking talent amongst them? I know their amateurs but seriously???????? Only Holly seemed capable.

I’m really hoping their just warming up and we’ll see much more creativity and talent in the challenges ahead or I’m going to mighty disappointed. What did you guys think?


August 17, 2011. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.