GBBO - Are you ready to bake?

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SheHasAWildHeart Tue 16-Aug-16 08:24:44

Guardian article on all this year's contestants www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/aug/16/the-great-british-bake-off-meet-the-2016-contestants

DoItTooJulia Tue 16-Aug-16 08:32:16

I can't wait! We love making things to eat with the show-often what was the best bake the week before! Costs me a fortune in ingredients!

PurpleDaisies Tue 16-Aug-16 08:34:31

I'm excited. I'm baking today in anticipation (and to use up the manky bananas in the fruit bowl).

mrsclooneytoyou Tue 16-Aug-16 08:36:15

Settles in with cakebrew

MiddleClassProblem Tue 16-Aug-16 08:38:03

First week is came week. I do an eat along and buy/bake something similar to what they are cooking.

Pie week is awesome as I get a whole meal, savoury and sweet!

dailymaillazyjournos Tue 16-Aug-16 17:46:27

Very excited. Rotten baker here (well I can make a good banana cake and a chocolate cake without flour- but that's it), but I adore this programme and get ridiculously into it.

AverageGayLad Tue 16-Aug-16 18:05:37

I'm so excited grin

iklboo Tue 16-Aug-16 18:10:58

AND Nadiya has her own tv show on as well about visiting Bangladesh - The Chronicles of Nadiya (see what they did there).

midsomermurderess Tue 16-Aug-16 18:43:07

I made the mistake of looking at the Daily Mail's coverage of the new series. Quite slanted, shall we say.

Jasonandyawegunorts Tue 16-Aug-16 18:45:44

When is it on?

MsHoneyBee Tue 16-Aug-16 18:47:03

I'm very excited... And very much looking forward to seeing Sesali in action...grin

GBBO is my JAM. (pun intended)

toomuchinternets Tue 16-Aug-16 18:59:12

Super excited <3

Waltermittythesequel Tue 16-Aug-16 20:15:14

daily what's your flourless choc cake recipe?

I can't wait. I LOVE it. Isn't it on late this year, though?

2protecttheinnocent Tue 16-Aug-16 20:17:59

Wednesday 24th can't get here quick enough!

3luckystars Tue 16-Aug-16 20:20:08

Aaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

So excited! Great news!

LaChatte Tue 16-Aug-16 21:02:46

Loving the Guardian article. Have made a note in the calendar, but it's bittersweet as it marks the last week of the holidays for us (teachers in France).

emotionsecho Tue 16-Aug-16 21:37:17

Just checking in, but it will take someone really special to knock Nadiya from her position as my favourite ever winner.

3luckystars Tue 16-Aug-16 21:46:12

I agree! Remember she made the cake that looked like a can of fizzy soda balancing in mid air, and she made her own flavouring by boiling things down to a syrup. Genius.

She always looked so worried in the early episodes, but by the end, she realised that she deserved to be there.
Loved her!

dailymaillazyjournos Tue 16-Aug-16 22:16:41

Walter
This makes a big cake. It freezes very well though so sometimes I chop it in half and freeze half.. Sometimes I just halve the amounts.

Line a loose base cake tin.

200 g dark chocolate (i use Lindt 70%)
200 butter
200 ground almonds
200 caster sugar (i use a lot less though as trying to cut down on sugar)
5 eggs.

Melt chocolate in bowl over pan of hot water
Melt butter in microwave
Stir together, add almonds and leave to cool.

Separate 4 of the 5 eggs. Mix one whole egg and the 4 yolks together with the sugar. Blend this with chocolate mixture.

Whisky the 4 egg whites till stiff and using a metal spoon, fold into the chocolate mix.

Pour into non-stick, lined tin and bake at 170 degrees for 45 mins.

The cake flattens a bit as it cools. It's very rich so I cut it into brownie sized portions. It's also delicious heated up in microwave and served as pud with ice cream or custard.

Waltermittythesequel Tue 16-Aug-16 22:57:21

Wow that's great thank you!

EverySongbirdSays Wed 17-Aug-16 00:50:02

Marking my place in time for the big return.

Hello Bake Off fans I am Songbird big fan of the show. Fave moments The Great Howard Custard Theft and The I Presented A Cake To Mary Berry In A Dustbin Shame

Even now I'm still agog that he did that

Donatellalymanmoss Wed 17-Aug-16 00:52:15

yay, does it start next week?

squoosh Wed 17-Aug-16 02:16:01

Brendan
Was
Robbed

ample Wed 17-Aug-16 08:00:15

Walter yes it's late this year due to the Olympics broadcast.
GBBO new series usually kicks-off first week in August. I panicked that I had missed the start of it.

Can. Not. Wait cake

MiddleClassProblem Wed 17-Aug-16 08:46:28

I do think (and have always thought) that it should start earlier than August as you end up in October when the tent is in the height of summer. I never have really understood why they wait until it's done and dusted before airing. It's a long time for the contestants to stay quiet!

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