Great British Bake Off – Recap – Weeks 9 and 10

Because Darcie posted about the hate mail Laura received after making to the final, we decided not to bombard everyone with another GBBO post and combined the final and semi-final recaps into one. Each of us will take turns with our own impression of the last two episodes after the rundown of challenges. Reminder: New shows for those watching on… read more

Great British Bake Off – Recap – Week 8 – Desserts Week – a.k.a. Desserts the judges have resurrected from the dead

Reminder: New shows for those watching on Netflix. On December 4th, Netflix will air season 3 of the holiday shows. Hooray! Christmas in the tent. Season 3 contestants, if I’m correct, will showcase Briony Williams (Series 9), Tom Hetherington (Series 8), Yan Tsou (Series 8), and Terry Hartill (Series 9). Here are our bakers: Dave, 30, Armoured GuardHermine, 39, AccountantLaura,… read more

Great British Bake Off – Recap – Week 7 – The 80’s and the Curse of the Melting Ice Cream Cake

New shows for those watching on Netflix. On December 4th, Netflix will air season 3 of the holiday shows. Hooray! Christmas in the tent. Season 3 contestants, if I'm correct, will showcase Briony Williams (Series 9), Tom Hetherington (Series 8), Yan Tsou (Series 8), and Terry Hartill (Series 9). Back to the recap. It is always this way: the day… read more

Great British Bake Off – Recap – Week 6 – Japanese

For the first time ever, it was Japanese week in the white tent. I enjoyed the feeling of the tent this week but wondered why they didn't elaborate more on the exquisite pastry culture of Japan. Tim Anderson, author of several books on Japanese cuisine stated on Instagram: "So, #GBBO did a ‘Japan week’ and apparently it was a parade of orientalism… read more

Great British Bake Off – Recap – Week 5 – Pastry

Google spends a great deal of time trying to figure out what I like to search for and suggests articles for me to read. Right now I see countless headlines as follows - "GBBO was never meant to save us" "GBBO has pulled the chain in the old water closet" (I made that one up myself) and the like. I… read more

Great British Bake Off – Recap – Week 4 – Chocolate

This is going to be a quickie recap. Since Friday evening, I haven't felt well. But before the sickness took over, I was able to watch Chocolate Week on Friday morning. (Updated now that my strength is back.) Here are our bakers: Dave, 30, Armoured GuardHermine, 39, AccountantLaura, 31, Digital ManagerLinda, 61, Retirement Living Team ManagerLoriea, 27, Diagnostic Radiographer (eliminated Week… read more

Great British Bake Off – Recap – Week 3 – Bread

Before I begin my recap, everyone here at Eat Your Books would like to send congratulations to Mary Berry. She is to receive a damehood this week as part of the Queen’s birthday honours list. Over her amazing 60 year career, Berry has written more than 70 cookery books and was a judge on Great British Bake Off until 2016… read more

Great British Bake Off – Recap – Week 2 – Biscuits

Week 1 saw Loriea sent packing during cake week leaving eleven bakers to tackle biscuits. Here are our bakers: Dave, 30, Armoured GuardHermine, 39, AccountantLaura, 31, Digital ManagerLinda, 61, Retirement Living Team ManagerLoriea, 27, Diagnostic Radiographer (eliminated Week 1)Lottie, 31, Pantomime ProducerMakbul, 51, AccountantMarc (a.k.a. Hammish, his dog’s name), 51, Bronze Resin SculptorMark, 32, Project ManagerPeter, 20, Accounting and Finance… read more

Great British Bake Off – Recap – Week 1 – Cakes

It's back! The Great British Bake Off, 2020, the year of the quarantine has returned to bring us much-needed comfort as only the white tent and bakers can. This year Matt Lucas has replaced Sandi Toksvig as Noel Fielding's sidekick. Matt has a calm demeanor and I like that. He doesn't make me as nervous as Noel does. Not that… read more

Perspective is everything – an open letter to the Great British Bake Off

As I was not feeling well this morning, I decided to watch comfort television before I began my day, which always is The Great British Bake Off. You may recall my harsh judgments of the last series in my recap posts. Butterscotch coffee cake [butterscotch sauce] (my photo) While watching the beginning of Cake Week again, I began to scrutinize my… read more

How to outfit your pantry like a GBBO baker

As Darcie reminded us last week, Netflix here in the US is broadcasting The Great British Bake Off three days after the original episode airs in the UK. Raise your hand if you have already watched Cake Week (raise both hands if you have watched it twice like me). Every series has me amazed at how fast I fall for… read more

Which Great British Bake Off Contestants have written books

Updated August 25, 2021. Six weeks ago, Paul Hollywood posted a photo of the iconic white tent and today I read an article stating that the quaratine procedures were again being practiced. I knew it was time to update this post. Lots of books coming from our favorite bakers in 2021 and 2022. I'm sure there will be more! Speaking… read more
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